When a girl is born it is like having six thieves invade the house.
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955) German-born Physicist
It is easier to watch over one hundred fleas than one young girl.
To have beautiful servant girls is a threat to good marriages.
If I were a girl, I’d despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
—Robert Ranke Graves (1895–1985) English Poet, Novelist, Critic, Classical Scholar
A girl with brains ought to do something with them besides think.
—Anita Loos (1888–1981) American Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter
Eat your fish while it is still fresh and marry the girl while she is still young.
We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology.
—Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) Austrian Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic
Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
—Louisa May Alcott (1832–88) American Novelist
It’s the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
—Tallulah Bankhead (1902–68) American Actress
We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings.
—F. H. Bradley (1846–1924 ) British Idealist Philosopher
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
—Michel de Montaigne (1533–92) French Essayist
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) American Novelist
Never kiss an ugly girl; she will tell everyone.
It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.
—Heinrich Heine (1797–1856) German Poet, Writer
It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love.
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as “nymphets.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) Russian-born American Novelist
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
—Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) British Actor
I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a little girl. I want to rule the world.
—Madonna (b.1958) American Pop Singer, Actress
There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
—Colette (1873–1954) French Novelist, Performer
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
—Jean-luc Godard (b.1930) French-born Swiss Film Director, Film Critic
A girl without a friend is like the spring without roses.
I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself.
—Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004) American Comedian, TV Personality, Actor
If a girl seems as shy as a mouse, you still have to look out for the tiger within her.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.
—Germaine Greer (b.1939) Australia Academic, Journalist, Scholar, Writer
Her father’s fortune will make the ugliest girl attractive.
There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls.
Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.