Quotes About Women

Quotes tagged as "women" (showing 121-150 of 3,000)
Nicholas Sparks
“A living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Patrick Rothfuss
“You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearthfires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Edgar Allan Poe
“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Dorothy Parker
“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”
Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems

C. JoyBell C.
“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
C. JoyBell C.

Mary Wollstonecraft
“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Shannon L. Alder
“There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rainbow Rowell
“Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.”
Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

Marian Keyes
“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.”
Marian Keyes, Watermelon

Steve Harvey
“Nothing on this planet can compare with a woman’s love—it is kind and compassionate, patient and nurturing, generous and sweet and unconditional. Pure. If you are her man, she will walk on water and through a mountain for you, too, no matter how you’ve acted out, no matter what crazy thing you’ve done, no matter the time or demand. If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just aren’t any more words left to say, encourage you when you’re at rock bottom and think there just isn’t any way out, hold you in her arms when you’re sick, and laugh with you when you’re up. And if you’re her man and that woman loves you—I mean really loves you?—she will shine you up when you’re dusty, encourage you when you’re down, defend you even when she’s not so sure you were right, and hang on your every word, even when you’re not saying anything worth listening to. And no matter what you do, no matter how many times her friends say you’re no good, no matter how many times you slam the door on the relationship, she will give you her very best and then some, and keep right on trying to win over your heart, even when you act like everything she’s done to convince you she’s The One just isn’t good enough.
That’s a woman’s love—it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.
Well, I’m here to tell you that expecting that kind of love— that perfection—from a man is unrealistic. That’s right, I said it—it’s not gonna happen, no way, no how. Because a man’s
love isn’t like a woman’s love.”
Steve Harvey

Gilda Radner
“I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.”
Gilda Radner

Irina Dunn
“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
Irina Dunn

Robert Jordan
“The Creator made women to please the eye, and to boggle the mind.”
Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time: Boxed Set

Cornelia Funke
“Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkdeath

W. Somerset Maugham
“If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault, not hers.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Margaret Sanger
“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”
Margaret Sanger

Brandon Sanderson
“Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.”
Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker

Louisa May Alcott
“Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God's sight. Even the sad, sour sisters should be kindly dealt with, because they have missed the sweetest part of life, if for no other reason.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Jane Austen
“She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay

Jarod Kintz
“I’m willing to die for the woman I love. I just want to take 75 years to do it.”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Virginia Woolf
“The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Jane Austen
“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

“If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself ~ all that runs over will be yours.”
Charles Caleb Colton

Saddam Hussein
“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”
Saddam Hussein, The Revolution and Woman in Iraq

Wilkie Collins
“Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Laurie Anderson
“When you meet a man who is broken, pick him up and carry him. When you meet a woman who’s broken, put her all into your arms. Cause we don’t know where we come from … we don’t know where we are. ”
Laurie Anderson

Khaled Hosseini
“Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Margaret Atwood
“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.”
Margaret Atwood

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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