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Shabby Quotes

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When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Related topics: Science

Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
- Edward Dahlberg

A work-room should be like an old shoe;
no matter how shabby,
it's better than a new one.
- Willa Cather

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

 

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time,
and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg

We stayed in some pretty shabby places in Europe.
- Phil Collins

When I am in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a drawing room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

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Winter lies too long in country towns;
hangs on until it is stale and shabby,
old and sullen.
- Willa Cather

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily
than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging
other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy.
- Hillary Clinton

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone.
No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it.
Neatness and fashion are enough for the former,
and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be
most endearing to the latter.
- Jane Austen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

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

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

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

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 only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

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

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

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

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

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

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

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

A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man.
An intelligent woman gives up.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

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

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.
I am a woman first of all.
- Anais Nin

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

A married woman has the same right to control her own
body as does an unmarried woman.
- Sol Wachtler

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

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

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

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

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

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson


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