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Flann O`Brien Quotes and Sayings

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A woman doesn't care if she hasn't a stomach,
provided she looks as if she hasn't.
- Flann O'Brien

It is clear enough that you are making some distinction in what you said,
that there is some nicety of terminology in your words.
I can't quite follow you.
- Flann O'Brien

The majority of the members of the Irish parliament
are professional politicians,
in the sense that otherwise they would not be given
jobs minding mice at crossroads.
- Flann O'Brien

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

 

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

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

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 PHOTO

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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

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

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

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

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is
glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
- Anne Roiphe

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

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

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

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

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

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

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

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

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

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

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

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

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

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

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

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

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

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
- Honore de Balzac

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

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

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

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives,
each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge,
and each marked off by some intense experience.
- Wallis Simpson

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

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

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

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

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

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

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

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 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

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

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

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

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

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

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

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

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

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


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