Saturday, February 27, 2010

"In The Words Of Women" ...March is National Women's History Month


The WWII era selection and quality of quotes offered
below and
for the enlightenenment of our Gentle Readers are,
at times, random
and at other times simply
personal preference...why?

"Because I can."


“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

"This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all our ability and every weapon possible. Women pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used."
Eleanor Roosevelt

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

"I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Please know I am quite 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 but a challenge to others."
 Amelia Earhart, in her last letter to her husband, 1937.

"We realized what a spot we were in. We had to deliver the goods, or else there wouldn't ever be another chance for women pilots in any part of the service."
Cornelia Fort

"I can cure your men of walking off the [flight] program. Let's put on the girls."
Jacqueline Cochran

"I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it."
Marilyn Monroe

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
Marilyn Monroe

"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."
Marilyn Monroe

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."
Marilyn Monroe

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course."
Maryilyn Monroe

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
Ingrid Bergman

"A charming woman doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself."
Loretta Young

"Old age is no place for sissies."
Bette Davis

“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

“Enemies are so stimulating.”
Katharine Hepburn

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”
Katharine Hepburn

“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
Katharine Hepburn

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you're the one who has got to change. It's as simple as that, isn't it?”
Katharine Hepburn

“I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.”
Carole Lombard

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

"I am at heart a gentleman."
Marlene Dietrich

"I am not a myth."
Marlene Dietrich

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

"I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them."
Betty Grable

"With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world."
Betty Grable

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
Bertrand Russell

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
Judy Garland

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.”
Anais Nin

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
Anais Nin

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Anais Nin

“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
Anais Nin

"For Whom, anywhere, can actually believe that we are on this earth to all
good endeavors... ordinarily rather than extraordinarily?"
Jolene Bungalow Gal

"From the magnitude of a specified force
or quality of
there arises... the
Jolene Bungalow Gal

"Go Dahlinks...And Give Them
All You've Got"

1 comment:

  1. Jolene, you've picked great quotes, music and video.