Thoughts of Women Quotes in English with Images Sayings

Thought of the day Women

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.  There are new mountains.

- A Quotation From Ursula K. Le Guin Thoughts

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.  To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

- Fran Lebowitz

Girls who put out are tramps.  Girls who don’t are ladies.  This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn’t put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a lesbian.

- Fran Lebowitz

A lady is nothing very specific.  One man’s lady is another man’s woman; sometimes, one man’s lady is another man’s wife.  Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.

- Russell Lynes

I’m anal retentive. I’m a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I’m a control freak.  That’s why I’m not married. Who could stand me?

- Madonna

There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifery.

- Bernard Mandeville

If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power.

- Harriet Martineau

The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain.  Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future.  The mother’s first kiss teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.

- Giuseppe Mazzini

Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

- Phyllis Mcginley

The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.

- Kate Millet

We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be a useless to the world as gold in the mine.

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Women Sayings List in English

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

- Margaret Fuller Quotation

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

- Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.  There are new mountains.

- A Quotation From Ursula K. Le Guin *

The Woman-Soul leadeth us upward and on!

The Woman-Soul leadeth us upward and on!

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It’s only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.

- Marguerite Duras Quotes

It’s only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.

- Marguerite Duras

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

There are only three things to be done with a woman.  You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

- Lawrence Durrell

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.

- Anita Brookner

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive.  Bad women never take the blame for anything.

- Anita Brookner

Eve is a twofold mystery.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.

- Caroline Bird American Author

It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.

- Anita Brookner

If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. Means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

- Angela Carter

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.

- Aristophanes

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

- Jane Austen

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.

- Betty Friedan

Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom.  The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.

- Anita Brookner

The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.

- Samuel Johnson

The woman who can create her won job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

-  by Amelia Earhart

The woman who can create her won job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.

- George Meredith

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?

To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.

- Golda Meir

You don’t know a woman until you have receive a letter from her.

- Ada Leverson

But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?

Clare Boothe Luce

Aren’t women prudes if they don’t and prostitutes if they do?

Kate Millet

You may be a princess or the richest women in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.

D. H. Lawrence

The common foible of women who have handsome is to forget that they are no longer so.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing, and then they marry him.

- Cher Download or Share

Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow, a herb most bruised is women.

- Euripides Download or Share

Women Quotation in English

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girls who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.

 - Jane Austen

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.

- Honore De Balzac

It’s a sort of bloom on a women.  If you have it you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have.

- Sir James M. Barrie

What Women Want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.

- Women Thoughts by Dave Barry American humorist

Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts.  To eat dusty bread.

- Louise Bogan

The being who, for most men, is the source of the most lively, and even, be it said, to the shame of philosophical delights, the most lasting joys; the being towards or for whom all their efforts tend for whom and by whom fortunes are made and lost; for whom, but especially by whom, artists and poets compose their most delicate jewels; from enriching sufferings – woman, in a word, is not, for the artist in general… only the woman, in a word, is not, for the artist in general… only the female of the human species. She is rather a divinity, a star.

- Charles Baudelaire

We have dreamt of every woman there is, and dreamt too of the miracle that would bring us the pleasure of being a woman, for women have all the qualities – courage, passion, the capacity to love, cunning – whereas all our imagination can do is naive pile up the illusion of courage.

- Jean Baudrillard French Postmodern Philosophers

A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, - prate of woman’s rights, of woman’s mission, woman’s function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, “A woman’s function plainly is… to talk.” Poor souls, they are very reasonable vexed!

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.

- Lord Byron

I have always found women difficult. I don’t really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.

- Barbara Cartland

Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.

- William Cobbett

Don’t you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you’ll never be a dominant force in the world? You’ll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She’s in the sitting down.

- Don Delillo

All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.

- Helene Deutsch

Impenetrable in their dissimulation, cruel in their vengeance, tenacious in their purposes, unscrupulous as to their methods, animated by profound and hidden hatred for the tyranny of man – it is as though there exists among them an ever-present conspiracy toward domination, a sort of alliance like that subsisting among the priests of every country.

- Denis Diderot

I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to be a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.

- Isak Dinesen

Women are most fascination between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves.  Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.

- Christian Dior

Women Quotes List

Woman is not born: she is made.  In the making, her humanity is destroyed.  She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.

- Andrea Dworkin

A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.

- George Eliot

We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we sought also to have our share of the more independent life – some joy in things for their own sake.  It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed – because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love.  They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.

- George Eliot

Observe this, that tho a woman swear, or swear, lie, disassemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main change, she’s still virtuous; that’s a maxim.

- George Farquhar

They talk about a woman’s sphere, as though it had a limit.  There’s not a place in earth or heaven.  There’s not a task to mankind given… without a woman in it.

- Kate Field

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”

- Sigmund Freud

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.

- Emma Goldman

A woman might claim to retain some of the child’s faculties, although very limited and defused, simply because she has not been encouraged to learn methods of thought and develop a disciplined mind. As long as education remains largely induction ignorance will retain these advantages over learning and it is time that women impudently put them to work.

- Germaine Greer

Maybe I couldn’t make it.  Maybe I don’t have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice.  Maybe I don’t know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the reward due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I’m sick of the belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex.  I’m sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I’m sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I’m sick of the Powder Room.  I’m sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I’m sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.

- Germaine Greer

Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.

- Germaine Greer

A woman is home caring for her children! Even if she can’t. Trapped in this well-built trap, A woman blames her mother for luring her into it, while ensuring that her own daughter never gets out; she recoils from the idea of sisterhood and doesn’t believe women have friends, because it probably means something unnatural, and anyhow, A woman is afraid of women. She’s a male construct, and she’s afraid women will reconstruct her. She’s afraid of everything, because she can’t change. Thighs forever thin and shining hair and shining teeth and she’s my Mom, too, all seven percent of her, And she never grows old.

- Ursula K. Le Guin

To me the ‘female principle” is, or at least historically has been, basically anarchic. It values order without constraint, rule by custom not by force.  It has been the male who enforces order, who constructs power structures, who makes, enforces, and breaks laws.

- Ursula K. Le Guin Thoughts

What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!

- Alexander Herzen

If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.

- Karl Wilhelm

A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless - for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.

- Washington Irving

It is not women’s fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men’s lives and women’s also.  Which is precisely what has happened today – to women.

- Selma James

Like their personal lives, women’s history is fragmented, interrupted, a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.

- Elizabeth Janeway

Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, horoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV Soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechism!

- Erica Jong

There is simply no dignified way for a woman to live alone. Oh, she can get along financially perhaps (though not nearly as well as a man), but emotionally she is never left in peace. Her friends, her family, her fellow workers never let her forget that her husband lessness, her childlessness – her selfishness, in short – is a reproach to the American way of life.

- Erica Jong

Women are natural guerrillas. Scheming, we nestle into the enemy’s bed, avoiding open warfare, watching the options, playing the odds.

- Sally Kempton

 The real thinking of woman is pre-eminently practical and applied. It is something we describe as sound common sense, and is usually directed to what is close at hand and personal.  In general, it can be said that feminine mentality manifests an undeveloped, childlike, or primitive character; instead of the thirst for knowledge, curiosity; instead of judgment, prejudice; instead of thinking, imagination or dreaming; instead of will, wishing. Where a man takes up objective problems, a woman contents herself with solving riddles; where he battles for knowledge and understanding, she contents herself with faith or superstition, or else she makes assumptions.

- Emma Jung

Woman is the future of man. That means that the world which was once formed in man’s image will now be transformed to the image of woman. The more technical and mechanical, cold and metallic it becomes, the more it will need the kind of warmth that only the woman can give it. If we want to save the world, we must adapt to the woman, let ourselves be led by the woman, let ourselves be penetrated by the Ewig Weibliche, the eternal feminine!

- Milan Kundera

The chief thing about a woman – who is much of a woman – is that in the long run she is not to be had… She is not to be caught by any of the catch-words, love, beauty, honor, duty, worth, work, salvation – none of them – not in the long run. In the long run she only says “Am I satisfied, or is there some beastly dissatisfaction gnawing and gnawing inside me.” And if there is some dissatisfaction, it is  physical, at least as much as psychic, sex as much as soul.

- D. H. Lawrence