Purse Quotes

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Susan B. Anthony
“Every woman should have a purse of her own.”
Susan B. Anthony

Georgette Heyer
“You’ve no more for me than I have for you.”
Considerably disconcerted by this direct attack, she stammered: “How can you say so? When I am sure I have always been most sincerely attached to you!”
“You deceive yourself, sister: not to me, but to my purse!”
Georgette Heyer, Frederica

P.C. Cast
“A guy once told me that girls' purses reminded him of spiders.”
P.C. and Kristin Cast

Michael Connelly
“I reached between the seats to the backseat, where her purse was on the floor. It was the size of a grocery bag and it weighed a ton.

"What the hell do you have in this thing?"


I didn't ask for further explanation. I managed to pull the bag up to the front seat, open it, and find her iPad. I put the bag on the floor between my feet, lest I pull a muscle leveraging it into the back again.”
Michael Connelly, The Gods of Guilt

Orrin Woodward
“Power in society is achieved through control of the purse, pen, and politics.”
Orrin Woodward

Mary Woronov
“When she sat, she crossed her hands and ankles perfectly. Yes, yes, everything was in the classroom. We chatted, bonded, as Brandy flopped around on the silver concrete floor with the silver hook still in her bloody mouth. Both of us were excited. Celinas tried to climb in her purse, which was filled with dirty broken makeup, the true sign of a queen. I was thrilled she had let me look, even slip my hand into it for a moment. I let her huddle near me, but when she tried to clutch my hand I had to recoil. I hated being touched by anything in the human-skin package.”
Mary Woronov, Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory

Antoine Laurain
“He drank some more wine, feeling he was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For a man should never go through a woman's handbag-even the most remote tribe would adhere to that ancestral rule.”
Antoine Laurain, The Red Notebook

Gina Barreca
“Not only do women hold up half the sky; we do it while carrying a 500-pound purse.”
Gina Barreca, "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?": Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times

Richard Brautigan
“She opened her purse which was like a small autumn field and near the fallen branches of an old apple tree, she found her keys.”
Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970

Peter V. Brett
“The Evejah tells us: When a man’s purse is empty, his rivals grow bolder.
Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear

“They were once glued to me like summer flies,
But when I sealed my purse, they severed ties”
Charmaine J. Forde

Jessica Tom
“I grabbed the hanger and ducked back into my room to slip on my dress, and it was, indeed, flattering. The red fabric gathered at the bust, swept down my sides, and came out in a wispy trumpet shape at my knees. I put on the leather jacket, and though I never would have picked this out myself, again, Emerald was right. I didn't feel so green and scared, but rather strong and protected. No wonder so many women in New York wore leather.
"You look incredible!" Emerald jumped up and down when I stepped out into the living room. Then she calmed herself by admiring her work. "Oh, the red looks so good on your skin. And the leather. It's too perfect. Keep those. They don't fit me anymore."
"Wow!" Elliott said. "You look great."
"One last thing," Emerald added. "Take this purse and seal the deal. It's the latest Proenza Schouler bag. The PS1 is done and now they're onto this. It won't be in stores for another year."
I looked down at the purse, a blue, green, and gold rectangle with inlaid triangles and textures. Some pony hair, some leather, maybe snake or skate?”
Jessica Tom, Food Whore

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“Not a single way around this town is without thugs. Rakes, crooks, slants, dandies, ‘piquants’, swindlers: who does not line our roads? Each one has his eyes fixed on your purse. It is hard to miss them.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“It is a turn for the worse to nurse the idea of a full purse without appropriate force to back it up.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Talya Tate Boerner
“My purse is a dark hole. Is yours like this? The thing I want always settles to the bottom. Someone should invent a purse that lights up inside.”
Talya Tate Boerner, Bernice Runs Away
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