Quotes and Sayings about Women

The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.

Samuel Richardson

When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.

Billie Jean King

From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.

Samuel Richardson

Only the most unapologetic biblical fundamentalists, for instance, take every biblical injunction literally. If we all took all scripture at the same level of authority, then we would be more open to slavery, to the subjugation of women, to wider use of stoning. Jesus himself spoke out frequently against divorce in the strongest of terms.

Jon Meacham

It's very hard for a woman in comedy. It's hard for women to be bold and not care what anyone, particularly men, think. Maybe that is why so many women comics are lesbians.

Margaret Cho

I don't think balance is something you get from someone else it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress.

Rachel Weisz

The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.

Jon Meacham

I love women more than anything.

Vin Diesel

I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.

Bell Hooks

Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.

Samuel Richardson

What people don't understand about Sarah Palin is that she is a rancher's wife. From Alberta down to Texas I've known women like that: good common sense, bright and vilified by city people.

Robert Duvall

I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I'm not a big one for the rules.

Katherine Heigl

Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.

Samuel Richardson

It's so hard for women in this business. And I want to be doing this when I'm 50.

Sienna Miller

Flexible working is not just for women with children. It is necessary at the other end of the scale. If people can move into part-time work, instead of retirement, then that will be a huge help. If people can fit their work around caring responsibilities for the elderly, the disabled, then again that's very positive.

Theresa May

Why can't all different types of women be considered beautiful? Why can't we can't we all be considered possible love interests?

Margaret Cho

I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women. I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there.

Martha Plimpton

This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.

Alice Paul

I feel sorry... for people who've had skinny privilege and then have it taken away from them. I have had a lifetime to adjust to seeing how people treat women who aren't their idea of beautiful and therefore aren't their idea of useful, and I had to find ways to become useful to myself.

Beth Ditto

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

Louisa May Alcott

As women, we have more of a tendency to be people-pleasers, and I know a lot of women who are not vocal about what makes them happy.

Katherine Heigl

The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I love to wear lingerie. The problem is that men always rip it off too quickly. When women are dolled up in lingerie they feel sexy. So let us wear it for five minutes.

Karen McDougal

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'

Clare Boothe Luce

Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.

Clare Boothe Luce