I’m taking a break today from stories on inspiring women to bring you a different kind of inspiration and maybe a few giggles…what men and women say about Sexy, Smart, Strong Women Who Live from the Heart. Please enjoy.
After you read this, please go visit Nicole Basaraba’s blog where I’m guest posting today. I’ll be talking about how to write historical fiction and all of its sub-genres. Nicole has a fantastic genre series going on every Wednesday for a few months. Mine is the 3rd in the series. You should definitely check out the two you’ve missed on mystery and horror writing! Even is you don’t write in those genres, the posts are amazing!
What men have to say about women:
A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon. Arnold Haultain
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally of dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
Women really do rule the world. They just haven’t figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we’re all in big big trouble. Doctor Leon
Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal. William Shakespeare
I would rather trust a woman’s instinct than a man’s reason. Stanley Baldwin
The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. Robert Graves
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. Karl Kraus
Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination. Marcel Proust
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being? Oscar Wilde
There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. Stephen Stills
I have an idea that the phrase “weaker sex” was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm. Ogden Nash
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran
Do I love you because you’re beautiful, Or are you beautiful because I love you? Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Beauty… when you look into a woman’s eyes and see what is in her heart. Nate Dircks
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” Milton Berle
“If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers.” Edgar Watson Howe
“Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.” Author Unknown
If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. Aristotle Onassis
On Sexy Women
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Diane Mariechild
One is not born a woman, one becomes one. Simone de Beauvoir
It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time. Tallulah Bankhead
If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. Mae West
The best way to behave is to misbehave. Mae West
Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Princess Diana
On Smart Women
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton
Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness. Susan Faludi
In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
To be successful, the first thing you have to do is fall in love with your work. Sister Mary Lauretta
I do not believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. Oprah Winfrey
Act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. Queen Victoria
This chance will stand before you only once. Sandra Day O’Connor
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. Abigail Adams
When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. Margaret Chase Smith
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. Lucille Ball
He who hesitates is last. Mae West
On Strong Women
Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. ~Marie de Vichy-Chamrond
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. ~Margaret Sanger
Women are afraid of mice and of murder, and of very little in between. ~Mignon McLaughlin
You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated. ~ Maya Angelou
“I try to take one day at a time – – but sometimes several days attack me at once.” – Jennifer
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. Marianne Williamson
I’ve not ceased being fearful, I’ve gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you go too far. Erica Jong
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. you must do the thing which you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller
Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Lucille Ball
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Oprah Winfrey
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else. Bette Davis
On Women Who Live from the Heart
Men look at themselves in mirrors. Women look for themselves. Elissa Melamed
A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections. Washington Irving
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking. Elayne Boosler
Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Oprah
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller
The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. Author Unknown
All serious daring starts from within.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something…
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
Don’t ever accept anyone else’s preconceived limitations. If there’s something you want to do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
A Little Humor
Ever noticed how all women’s problems begin with men? MENtal illness….MENstrual cramps… MENtal breakdown… MENopause… GUYnocologist! Unknown
I’m not funny. What I am is brave.
All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Lucy van Pelt, Peanuts
The secret of staying young is live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Tim Allen
I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships. Unknown
A woman knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking. Unknown
Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: ‘This looks much better on.’ On what? On fire? Unknown
The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do quotes inspire you? What other inspirational messages do you use to smile, stay focused, feel good or get moving?
You know I love hearing from you and I hope you’ll share with us!