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Quotes about men by famous women through the ages.
"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to
be as mediocre as possible."
"If you want anything said, ask a man. If you
want anything done, ask a woman."
"Behind every great man there is a surprised
"If a man is only a little lower than the angels, the
angels should reform."
Mary Wilson Little
"As long as you know most men are like children, you
"A man's home may seem to be his castle from the
inside, it is more often his nursery."
Clare Booth Luce
"I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the
I insist on believing that some men are my equals."
"Probably the only place a man can feel really secure
is a maximum security prison,
except for the imminent threat of release."
"I like men to behave like men -- strong and
"I only like two kinds of men: Domestic and
"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now
and then stumbling on something witty."
"If you talk about yourself, he'll think you're
If you talk about others, he'll think you're a gossip.
If you talk about him, he'll think you're a brilliant conversationalist."
"The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him that he is in a woman
---any woman--- with beautiful legs."
"Men are always ready to respect anything that bores
"The only place men want depth in a woman is in her
Zsa Zsa Gabor
"Men are those creatures with two legs and eight
"Men are beasts, and even beasts don't behave as they
"A gentleman is a patient wolf."
"Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over
"Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they
throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves."
"Whenever I date a guy, I think, is this the man I
want my children to spend their weekends with?"
"No nice men are good at getting taxis."
"I never married because I have three pets at home
that answer the same purpose as a husband:
I have a dog that growls every morning;
A parrot that swears all afternoon, and
A cat that comes home late at night."
"I think every woman is entitled to a middle husband
she can forget."
Adela Rogers St. John
"It is ridiculous to think that you can spend your
entire life with just one person.
Three is about the right number. Yes, I imagine three husbands would do it?"
Clare Boothe Luce
"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been
admiring for a long time in a shop window.
You may love it when you get home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."
"The trouble with some women is that they get all
excited over nothing -- and then marry him."
"A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then
he is finished."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
"If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. Husbands, due to an unknown quirk of the universe, never hear you the first time."
"Before marriage a man will lay awake all night
thinking about something you said;
after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it."
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can
The older she gets, the more interested he is in her."
"There is so little difference between husbands, you might as well keep the first."
Adela Rogers St. John
"Husbands are like fires. They go out if
"A man in the house is worth two in the street."
"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to
combine marriage and a career."
"In passing, also, I would just like to say that the
first time Adam had a chance
he laid the blame on women."
Lady Nancy Astor
"A woman needs to know but one man well to understand
all men; whereas;
a man may know all women and not understand one of them."
"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important.
The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man. One man."
"A good man doesn't just happen. They have to be
created by us women.
A guy is a lump, like a doughnut. So first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him.
And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap they pick up from beer commercials.
And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego."
Rosanne (Barr) Arnold
"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby."
"Men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions
shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them particularly unfit for the
task of government....Man's place is in the armory."
Alice Duer Miller
"If the world were a logical place, men would ride
Rita Mae Brown
"If a man watches 3 football games in a row, he should
be declared legally dead."
"The more I see of men, the more I like dogs."
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the
"A woman who strives to be like a man lacks
"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well to be
though of as half as good.
Luckily, this is not difficult."
"Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's
in love with her."
"If it wasn't for women, men would still be hanging
"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and
lots of happy, fat women."
"Women speak because they wish to speak; whereas, a
man speaks only when driven to
speech by something outside himself ----like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks."
"One of the things being in politics has taught me is
that men are not a reasoned or
"Success has made failures of many men."
"Fortune does not change men. It unmasks them."
"Beware of the man who praises women's liberation.
He's about to quit his job."
"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman
should refuse an offer of marriage."
"Men, being conditioned badly, are always feeling
nooses closing around their necks,
even dumpy boors no girl would take on a bet."
"If you never want to see a man again, say, "I
love you. I want to marry you.
I want to have your children." They leave skid marks!
"It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men."
"There are only two kinds of men: The dead and the
"Macho does not prove mucho."
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Quotes that were a bit risquè were not presented.
Women Say About Men - Witty Observations of the Male Species."
Andrews and McMeel University Press
Kansas City, MO © 1993
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