Single Women Quotes

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Mandy Hale
“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Helen Fielding
“Tom has a theory that homosexuals and single women in their thirties have natural bonding: both being accustomed to disappointing their parents and being treated as freaks by society.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

Kathy Reichs
“She wanted to feel safe. Untouchable in her home. The ultimate female fantasy.”
Kathy Reichs, Déjà Dead

Sue Grafton
“Personally, I'd rather grow old alone than in the company of anyone I've met so far. I don't experience myself as lonely, incomplete, or unfulfilled, but I don't talk about that much. It seems to piss people off--especially men. (Kinsey Millhone)”
Sue Grafton, B is for Burglar

Tamora Pierce
“Gran, for the gods' love, it's talk like yours that starts riots!" I said keeping my voice down. "Will you just put a stopper in it?"

She looked at me and sighed. "Girl, do you ever take a breath and wonder if folk don't put out bait for you? To see if you'll bite? You'll never get a man if you don't relax."

My dear old Gran. It's a wonder her children aren't every one of them as mad as priests, if she mangles their wits as she mangles mine.

"Granny, "I told her, "this is dead serious. I can't relax, no more than any Dog. I'm not shopping for a man. That's the last thing I need.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Nikki Gemmell
“There were the endless birthday nights and New Year's Eves of just you in your bed and no one else. There was the welling up at weddings, the glittery eye-prick, when all the couples would get up to dance. Sometimes it felt like your heart was crazed with cracks like your grandmother's old saucers. Sometimes the sight of a Saturday afternoon couple laughing in a park would splinter it completely.”
Nikki Gemmell, The Bride Stripped Bare

“did you ever think the reason you haven't found the right man is because it's not your time? Sometimes God kets bad things happen to us as a sign that something is not right. He also does it to make us stronger. God got a plan for you, and you gotta stop fighting it. Focus on YOU, and let God lead that man to you.”
Braya Spice, Dear Drama

Sarah Dunn
“Betsy hadn't had sex, actual; sex-sex, full sex, in two hundred and fifty-three days. She decided on her thirty-seventh birthday that she wouldn't sleep with anyone unless it was in the context of a committed relationship which had some sort of future, and she was only gradually coming to the realization of what happens when a woman her age makes a decision like that: she never has sex again.”
Sarah Dunn, Secrets to Happiness

“It is not always easy, for a woman alone.”
Jude Morgan, Indiscretion

Kate Bolick
“Being single is like being an artist, not because creating a functional single life is an art form, but because it requires the same close attention to one's singular needs, as well as the will and focus to fulfill them. Just as the artist arranges her life around her creativity, sacrificing conventional comforts and even social acceptance, sleeping and eating according to her own rhythms, so that her talent thrives above all else, nurtured the way a child might be, so a single person has to think hard to decipher what makes her happiest and most fulfilled.”
Kate Bolick, Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

Elizabeth Jane Howard
“For a single girl in London, luck isn't always a glass slipper that fits. Sometimes luck is a splash of mud from a passing bus.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong

Isabel  Lopez
“Julita was being spinned like a top by a drop-dead-gorgeous Dominicano. Later she told us that he’d asked for her number and she had given him the wrong one.
“Why did you do that?” I asked her.
“He smelled married,” she said.”
Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

Elizabeth Jane Howard
“Wandering down the street in an aimless sort of way, cold too, in a dress from last night that made young men stop and stare in the street, Charity Hill found herself hating the single life for the very first time.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong

Theresa Alan
“How could I possibly gone this long without the touch of another human being? I've been living my life like a zombie”
Theresa Alan, The Girls' Global Guide to Guys

Stephanie Lahart
“Be VERY careful of who or what you entertain when you’re bored. Boredom can get you caught up in some foul stuff. Trust!”
Stephanie Lahart

Kate Bolick
“When you're single, you are often buried in time, your mouth and eyes and ears stuffed with it. You hate it, rail against it, do whatever you can to get rid of it--work too much, drink too much, sleep around, make unsuitable friends, create an imaginary future filched from the lives of dead forgotten female writers...”
Kate Bolick, Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

Shonda Rhimes
“You know what's a bigger taboo than being fat?

Not wanting to get married.”
Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes

Neith Boyce
“What women are concerned in is developing their own individuality, and hence they refuse to call any man master, be he husband or spiritual guide. Personal freedom is more precious to them than the protection of the best men. The women they envy are not those who are simply wives and mothers, but those who by honest intelligent work have attained distinction in any line of effort, and whose creed has been self-reliance.”
Neith Boyce

Kate Bolick
“...go live happily alone requires a serious amount of intentional thought. It's not as simple as signing the lease on your own apartment and leaving it at that. You must figure out what you need to feel comfortable at home and in the world, no matter your means (indeed, staying within your means), and arrange your life accordingly--a metaphorical architecture.”
Kate Bolick

Mandy Hale
“if you dont love yourself, you'll be chasing after ppl who dont love you either”
mandy hale

Quandi Jackson
“Ageless Wisdom is etched in the belly of the Earth, and you are one with Its Soul.”
Dr. Quandi Jackson, How 2 Fish: The Book

K.L. Laitinen
“It seemed everyone was a part of that fabled equation of one plus one, minus me...”
K.L. Laitinen, Men

Henry James
“Few of the men she saw seemed worth an expenditure of imagination, and it made her smile to think that one of them should present himself as an incentive to hope and a reward of patience.”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Georgette Heyer
“From that date she had had no other chaperone than Nurse, but, as she pointed out to Lady Denny, since she neither went into society nor received guests at Undershaw it was hard to see what use a chaperon would be to her.”
Georgette Heyer, Venetia

Amy Levy
“Yes, you will. You have no end of pluck. One day you are going to be very happy."

"Never, Gerty. We rich girls always end up with sneaks- no decent person comes near us."

"There are other things which make happiness besides- pleasant things happening to one."

"What sort of things?"

Gertrude paused a minute, then said bravely: "Our own self-respect, and the integrity of the people we care for."

"That sounds very nice," replied Conny, without enthusiasm, "but I should like a little bit of the more obvious sort of happiness as well."

Gertrude gave a laugh, which was also a sob.
"So should I, Conny, so should I.”
Amy Levy, The Romance of a Shop

Maddy Kobar
“Reality is setting in, my lady,
You have no one who will save you-
But yourself.

This kingdom needs a ruler

And that ruler is you.”
Maddy Kobar, Simply Not Meant To Be: Maddy Kobar's 2014-2018 Poems

“If you're not happy single you won't be happy married, happiness comes from within not from women or men.”
Gugu Mofokeng

Lydia Millet
“Janet did not believe it was feasible to be single; to Janet a bachelor eked out his living on the margins of society, orbiting the married couples wild-eyed and feral as a homeless man at a polo party. A single man, to Janet, was superior in the social hierarchy only to a single woman--this last a life form that was repellent but fortunately short-lived, naked and glistening as it gobbled its way out of its larval cocoon.”
Lydia Millet, How the Dead Dream

Tarot Master Roger
“Tarot is the journey of the soul, a spiritual compass that illuminates our path, sparking understanding and transformation within ourselves.”
Tarot Master Roger, Straight up Tarot: Single Parent Edition

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