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Anne Roiphe Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anne Roiphe.

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

Related topics: Beauty

We also have to make sure our children know the history of women.
Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn't always possible
for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people.
Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be.
- Anne Roiphe

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

 

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

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A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
- Tammy Wynette

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
- Ambrose Bierce

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic.
- Rosalind Russell

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.
I am a woman first of all.
- Anais Nin

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
- Alphonse de Lamartine


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