i hate women because they always know where things are.
— james thurber
i myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; i only know that people call me a feminist whenever i express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
— rebecca west, 1913
i would venture to guess that anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
— virginia woolf
women: if they’re not turning down your proposals for marriage, they’re accusing you of suspicious behavior in the women’s lingerie changing room.
— cliff clavin, character on "cheers", u.s. television show
heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, nor hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.
— william congreve
any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
— isadora duncan
all women are born evil. some just realize their potential later in life than others.
— chad a. gamble, escape, short story
there is nothing so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can’t set it right in the course of an afternoon.
the society of women is the element of good manners.
— johann wolfgang von goethe
jake liked his women the way he liked his kiwi fruit: sweet yet tart, firm-fleshed yet yielding to the touch, and covered with short brown fuzzy hair.
— jonathan s. haas
the promises of maniacs, like those of women, are not safely relied upon.
— joseph heller, god knows
woman was god’s second mistake.
— friedrich nietzsche
if women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
— aristotle onassis
women are like tea bags; put them in hot water and they get stronger.
— eleanor roosevelt
a woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
— joseph addison
i married beneath me. all women do.
— lady nancy astor, attributed
the trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing — and then marry him.