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Girls are so queer you never know what they mean.
by Louisa May Alcott

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean.
They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out
of his wits for the fun of it.
- Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

 

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
- Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work.
Anna said men, but I said babies.
Men are often bad, but babies never are.
- Louisa May Alcott

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A faithful friend is a strong defense;
And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
- Louisa May Alcott

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving,
and we all have the power to make wishes come true,
as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott

Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a
useful root that we cannot get on without it any more
than we can without potatoes.
- Louisa May Alcott

People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays;
men have to work and women to marry for money.
It's a dreadfully unjust world.
- Louisa May Alcott

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
- Louisa May Alcott

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
- Louisa May Alcott

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen;
the more select,
the more enjoyable.
- Louisa May Alcott

Women have been called queens for a long time,
but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
- Louisa May Alcott

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
- Louisa May Alcott

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes people a long time to learn the difference
between talent and genius,
especially ambitious young men and women.
- Louisa May Alcott

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event
can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us -
and those around us -
more effectively.
Look for the learning.
- Louisa May Alcott

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear
ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake,
and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
- Louisa May Alcott

Conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long;
even if it is,
the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

You have a good many little gifts and virtues,
but there is no need of parading them,
for conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

I like to help women help themselves,
as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question.
Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to,
and I don't think any one will deny us.
- Louisa May Alcott

Have regular hours for work and play;
make each day both useful and pleasant,
and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.
Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets,
and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott

Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter
if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
- Anne Frank

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

I never expected to see the day when girls would get
sunburned in the places they now do.
- Will Rogers

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

I was more interested in skating and the girls and
traveling than I was in calculus.
- Scott Hamilton

These girls play tennis first and foremost,
the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a
major bonus for any promoter.
- John Lindsay

I'm not against half naked girls - not as often as I'd like to be.
- Benny Hill

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection,
sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys.
That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.
- Stephen Lewis

Girls marry for love.
Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes
them to gravitate in the direction of objects with
certain curvilinear properties.
- Ashley Montague

Our girls have learned that sweat is sexy,
brawn is beautiful and a little dirt never hurt anyone.
- Louise Slaughter

Then you get to be involved with all the people,
meet all the beautiful girls, get all the good food,
get ready and locked in before all the crowds hit.
- Paul Kantner

On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats,
which I accept and bless them in return,
a transaction satisfying to all concerned.
- Lionel Blue

We were five heterosexual, good-looking men.
We competed against each other for the sexiest girls...
I won.
- Simon Le Bon

I think it's important for girls to be confident.
Believe in yourself and...
everybody's hot.
- Paris Hilton

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time.
It's when you make your best friends -
I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to.
You get the best and the worst as a teen.
You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
- Sophia Bush

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses?
Girls are so much prettier.
- Marie Laurencin

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I think that you have to do everything you can do to
empower girls when they are young,
from their education, to their successful independence,
to their sexual self-knowledge.
- Susie Bright

I think the accessories look very modern and very exciting.
These big earrings, these big hoops.
I think the girls are sort of falling in love with...
collars, neck collars.
- Ralph Lauren

But I have had to give up certain things in my life.
One is shopping.
Two is lunch with the girls.
Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.
- Joan Collins

Girls started noticing me a little bit more in senior year,
and junior year, and that was weird.
- Shane West

And I can't tell you how many women from a certain age group -
they would be in their 30s now,
20s and 30s - tell me about how I was their role model
when they were young girls.
- Lindsay Wagner

I like strong girls, as long as they don't get snappish.
And furthermore I think it important that you are good
buddies and she does not get angry when you don't have your day.
- Jonathan Brandis

Treaties are like roses and young girls.
They last while they last.
- Charles de Gaulle

Wit doesn't make girls pretty.
- Jeanne Calment

Only the mad girls chase me, I think.
- Prince William

I've lost some friends.
A lot of the girls.
- Stacie Orrico

I want to reach young women and to get them involved
in the mission of the YWCA,
economic empowerment of women and girls,
and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are
having their moments of disillusionment,
for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

My biggest problem in middle school was catty girls,
cliques, and trying to figure out if I wanted to be a part of one of those,
just figuring out who I was and all that.
- Lindsey Shaw

Men want girls.
Most men want little girls.
They want them in film.
They want to look at them.
That's all they want.
An evolved man is not going to look that way.
- Rosanna Arquette

Big girls need big diamonds.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It's easy for women to say they don't understand and ask a man for help.
As the saying goes, boys play with toys,
and girls play with boys.
- Tom Stewart

When you're just shagging girls, you can talk about it,
but once it gets real, then you don't.
- Stephan Jenkins

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time,
after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher,
a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie

I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like
Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing.
They have their own place and I have my own place.
- Patti LaBelle

You know, the fashion business is this legendary repository
of young girls on their way to getting husbands.
I really wanted to work.
- Ali MacGraw

Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons,
joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts,
the 4H Club.
- Ruth Buzzi

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel


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