Great Women – Quotations from Women about Women
Inside every older person is a younger person
wondering what happened.
-Cora Henry Armstrong
The hardest years in life are those between
ten and seventy.
-Helen Hayes (at 73)
I refuse to think of them as chin hairs.
I think of them as stray eyebrows.
Whoever thought up the word “Mammogram”?
Every time I hear it, I think I’m supposed
to put my breast in an envelope and send it.
A few weeks after my surgery, I went out
to play catch with my golden retriever.
When I bent over to pick up the ball,
my prosthesis fell out.
The dog snatched it, and
I found myself chasing him down
the road yelling, “Hey, come back
here with my breast!”
Things are going to get a lot worse
before they get worse.
You know the hardest thing about
having cerebral palsy and being a woman?
It’s plucking your eyebrows.
That’s how I originally got pierced ears.
A male gynecologist is like an
auto mechanic who never owned a car.
Laugh and the world laughs with you.
Cry and you cry with your girlfriends.
My second favorite household chore is
ironing. My first being hitting
my head on the top bunk bed
until I faint.
Old age ain’t no place for sissies.
The phrase “working mother” is redundant.
Every time I close the door on reality
it comes in through the windows.
Thirty-five is when you finally get
your head together and your
body starts falling apart.
I try to take one day at a time,
but sometimes several days attack
me at once.
If you can’t be a good example,
then you’ll just have to be a
When I was young, I was put in
a school for retarded kids for two
years before they realized
I actually had a hearing loss.
And they called ME slow!
I’m not offended by all the
dumb blonde jokes because
I know I’m not dumb . .
and I’m also not blonde.
You see a lot of smart guys
with dumb women, but you hardly ever
see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
I’m not going to vacuum ’til
Sears makes one you can ride on.
When women are depressed they either eat
or go shopping.
Men invade another country.
In politics, if you want anything said,
ask a man-if you want
anything done, ask a woman.
I have yet to hear a man ask
for advice on how to combine
marriage and a career.
If men can run the world,
why can’t they stop wearing neckties?
How intelligent is it to start
the day by tying a noose
around your neck?
I am a marvelous housekeeper.
Every time I leave a man I keep his
-Zsa Zsa Gabor
Nobody can make you feel
inferior without your permission.
– Eleanor Roosevelt