Quotations on Lady

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When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
- Maude Adams
(Keywords: Failure, First, Lady, Leading)

I was lucky enough to be the lady that was asked to be Maria in the Sound Of Music, and that film was fortunate enough to be huge hit. The same with Mary Poppins. I got terribly lucky in that respect.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Music, Film, Lady, Respect, Sound)

Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image.
- Julie Andrews
(Keywords: Lady, Leading)

In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Education, College, Lady, Today, World)

Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl.
- Daisy Ashford
(Keywords: Age, Lady, Name)

Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Daughter, Actors, Lady, Leading, Weight, Worry)

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Admiration, Lady, Matrimony)

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Lady, Gentleman, Pleasure)

Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Husband, Difference, Lady, Lies, Night)

I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Age, Lady, Old)

The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.
- Sydney Biddle Barrows
(Keywords: Act, Lady, Gentleman)

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Lady, Mankind)

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: English, Example, Lady, Identity, Poison)

I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.
- Berke Breathed
(Keywords: Nature, Lady, Waste, Years)

Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Keywords: Truth, People, Lady, Want)

Any first lady can do whatever they want to do. In this country, people expect them to work on whatever they want or to have a career of their own.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Work, People, Career, Country, First, Lady, Want)

No lady is ever a gentleman.
- James Branch Cabell
(Keywords: Lady, Gentleman)

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband.
- Al Capp
(Keywords: Husband, First, Lady, Hair)

I couldn't do any of my other characters, you know? But I could have done the lady. Church Lady's Malibu Beach party is an idea I have for a movie, too. Yes.
- Dana Carvey
(Keywords: Idea, Church, Beach, Lady, Party)

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: Lady, Woman)

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
- Jennie Churchill
(Keywords: Lady, May, Woman, World)

Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Lady, Language, Limits, Writing)

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
- Sasha Cohen
(Keywords: Competition, First, Lady, Land, Style, Want, Will)

My lady's presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame.
- Henry Constable
(Keywords: Blush, Lady, Roses, Shame)

I'm being treated like a sex object, cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it, said Time soothingly.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Time, Sex, Being, Care, Lady, Will)

I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office.
- Joseph Force Crater
(Keywords: Experience, Travel, Politics, First, Lady, Office, Running)

I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but who is really foundering.
- Mary Crosby
(Keywords: Lady, Morals, Play, Right)

At one point, they offered me this part to play a drug-dealing, gun-selling butch lady. I don't know how to describe her but she had like a crew cut and stuff. I was like, 'Is this a joke?' And they said, 'No, we think it would be great because everyone would be like, 'Oh, look at what we've done to Charlotte.' I was like, 'Well I can't do that!'
- Kristin Davis
(Keywords: Lady, Play)

If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle?
- Matt Drudge
(Keywords: Day, First, Lady, Internet, News)

I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough.
- Matt Drudge
(Keywords: Death, First, Lady, Makeup, News)

I've been with this young lady for about two years now, and my life changed. I don't even think that way no more. I feel good, too, that I'm changed. Now I feel regular. I feel like I'm supposed to.
- Mike Epps
(Keywords: Life, Lady, Now, Years)

Jigsaw Lady is the working title of a science fiction novel I've had in my head for darn near 15 years. I think I'll start work on it next year (in all my spare time) but I'd like to get it finished some day.
- Raymond E. Feist
(Keywords: Science, Work, Day, Fiction, Lady, Years)

If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.
- Tina Fey
(Keywords: Comedy, Dress, Lady, Man, Old, Stairs, Want, Writers)

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers.
- Dorothy Fields
(Keywords: Time, Women, Careers, Doctors, Lady, Lawyers, Reason)

Lady Gaga is my name. If you know me, and you call me Stefani, you don't really know me at all.
- Lady Gaga
(Keywords: Lady, Name)

Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady.
- Gloria Gaynor
(Keywords: Being, Lady, Relationships)

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Keywords: Mother, Lady, Girls, Growing up, Law)

I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
- Adolph Green
(Keywords: Lady, Theater, Today)

The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not. The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.
- Jane Grey
(Keywords: Lady, Heir, Right)

And you yourself always be seated at the middle fo the high table that your presence as lord or lady may appear openly to all, and that you may plainly see on either side all the service and all the faults.
- Robert Grosseteste
(Keywords: Faults, Lady, May, Service)

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
- Edward F. Halifax
(Keywords: Anger, Men, Religion, Care, Lady, Quarrel)

I may be only a fish and chip shop lady, but some of these economists need to get their heads out of the textbooks and get a job in the real world. I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.
- Pauline Hanson
(Keywords: Fish, Lady, Job, May, World)

They said they wanted a lot of feathers, glitter, colourful colours. A costume. So I had a lady here in Calgary make it. She just kind of put together what I had in mind.
- Owen Hart
(Keywords: Lady, Mind)

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
- Edith Head
(Keywords: Lady, Woman)

I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Lady, Republican, Republicans)

Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman.
- Sam Houston
(Keywords: Friends, Lady, Man, May, Woman)

I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Keywords: Sports, Thought, American, Lady, Now, Pretty, Stars, Want)

When I'm performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I'm that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn't wait to be smokin' a cigarette, you know?
- Etta James
(Keywords: People, Church, Lady, Old, Years)



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