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Most women set out to try to change a man,
by Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man,
and when they have changed him they do not like him.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich PHOTO

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

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

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

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Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain.
They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you
would be there at seven and you get there by nine,
and he or she has not called the police yet -
it's gone.
- Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

I had no desire to be an film actress,
to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful
with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash.
It was always a big bother to me.
- Marlene Dietrich

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

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

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

A women's greatest asset is her beauty.
- Alex Comfort

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning
when first I considered going.
Once faced and settled there really wasn't
any good reason to refer to it.
- Amelia Earhart

Please know that I am aware of the hazards.
I want to do it because I want to do it.
Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac


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