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Billie Burke Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Billie Burke.

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young;
not her face.
- Billie Burke

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.
- Billie Burke

I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage.
She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage.
She must care more for her art or for her husband.
- Billie Burke

An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience,
of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment,
cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career,
in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
- Billie Burke

 

If I ever loved a man better than I love my art,
I should marry him and leave the stage.
But I have never met such a man.
- Billie Burke

There is no reason why marriage should necessarily
compel an actress to forego her career.
- Billie Burke

But if people will laugh at my work and keep a sound roof over my head,
who am I to complain?
- Billie Burke

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A woman can take care of the family.
It takes a man to provide structure,
to provide stability.
- Tom DeLay

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

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

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

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

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

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

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

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

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

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

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

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

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce

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

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

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.
- Courtney Love

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

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.
- Chanakya

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

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

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

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

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

Stay hopeless and confused. Keep polishing those skills.
- the movie When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

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

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

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

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

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

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

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

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

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

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

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


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