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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."
Margaret Mead


"If  you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."
Margaret Thatcher


"Behind every great man there is a surprised woman."
Maryon Pearson


"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 know everything."
CoCo Chanel


"A man's home may seem to be his castle from the outside;
inside, it is more often his nursery."

Clare Booth Luce


"I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. 
I insist on believing that some men are my equals."

Brigid Brophy


"Probably the only place a man can feel really secure is a maximum security prison,
except for the imminent threat of release."

Germaine Greer


"I like men to behave like men -- strong and childish."
Francoise Sagan


"I only like two kinds of men:  Domestic and Imported."
Mae West


"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty."
Jane Austin


"If you talk about yourself, he'll think you're boring.
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."

Linda Sunshine


"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."

Marlene Dietrich


"Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them."
Marilyn Monroe


"The only place men want depth in a woman is in her decolletage."
Zsa Zsa Gabor


"Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands."
Jayne Mansfield


"Men are beasts, and even beasts don't behave as they do."
Brigitte Bardot


"A gentleman is a patient wolf."
Henriett Tiarks


"Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you."
Mae West


"Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves."

Marlene Dietrich


"Whenever I date a guy, I think, is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"
Rita Rudner


"No nice men are good at getting taxis."
Katharine Whitehorn


"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."

Marie Corelli


"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."

Jean Kerr


"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."
Estelle Getty


"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."

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

"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 unattended."
ZsaZsa Gabor


"A man in the house is worth two in the street."
Mae West


"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."
Gloria Steinem


"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."

Helen Rowland


"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important.
The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man. One man."

Phyllis McGinley


"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."
Natalie Wood

"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 side-saddle."
Rita Mae Brown


"If a man watches 3 football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead."
Erma Bombeck


"The more I see of men, the more I like dogs."
Madame deStael


"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
Mae West


"A woman who strives to be like a man lacks ambition."


"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well to be though of as half as good.
Luckily, this is not difficult."

Charlotte Whitton


"Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her."
Agatha Christie


"If it wasn't for women, men would still be hanging from trees."
Marilyn Peterson


"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women."
Marion Smith


"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."

Jean Kerr


"One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or
reasonable sex."

Margaret Thatcher


"Success has made failures of many men."
Cindy Adams


"Fortune does not change men. It unmasks them."
Suzanne Necker


"Beware of the man who praises women's liberation.
He's about to quit his job."

Erica Jong


"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should refuse an offer of marriage."
Jane Austin


"Men, being conditioned badly, are always feeling nooses closing around their necks,
even dumpy boors no girl would take on a bet."

Cynthia Heimel


"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!

Rita Rudner

"It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men."

Mae West


"There are only two kinds of men: The dead and the deadly."
Helen Rowland


"Macho does not prove mucho."
ZsaZsa Gabor


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Quotes that were a bit risquè were not presented. 

Source: "What Women Say About Men - Witty Observations of the Male Species."
Andrews and McMeel University Press
Kansas City, MO  © 1993

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