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#1. A harem is not a brothel, as so many Westerners erroneously believe. It is merely the women's living quarters. Male relatives can join them
but no male nonrelatives may do so. It is hardly a den of eroticism. - Author: Phyllis Chesler
Phyllis's Quotes #5248
#2. It's hard / Keeping up with the avant-garde. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #34623
#3. Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #42593
#4. I think it's healthy to say, 'I'm 58 and, do you know what, this is what a 58-year-old woman looks like.' - Author: Phyllis Logan
Phyllis's Quotes #47073
#5. I look at you, Mrs. Emily. I see your eyes smile before your lips. Your hair has a curl that droops onto your forehead when the weather is humid . . .

I look at you too, Sabine. I see you. - Author: Phyllis H. Moore
Phyllis's Quotes #79467
#6. Life was a series of messes, and one spent one's time cleaning them up; if one had any heart at all one also gave a part of one's time to cleaning up those of other people. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
Phyllis's Quotes #87174
#7. All I ever learned at my mother's knee was what a bony knee looked like. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #129643
#8. Before you get married you should meet your fiance's parents. It is not enough that you like his parole officer. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #137365
#9. Say what you will, making marriage work is a woman's business. The institution was invented to do her homage; it was contrived for her protection. Unless she accepts it as such
as a beautiful, bountiful, but quite unequal association
the going will be hard indeed. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #141462
#10. Camille Paglia is: 'the nipple-pierced person's Phyllis Schlafly who poses as a sexual renegade but is in fact the most dutiful of patriarchal daughters. - Author: Naomi Wolf
Phyllis's Quotes #147674
#11. I was the world's ugliest baby. When I was born, the doctor slapped everybody. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #172800
#12. Wherever conversation's flowing, / Why must I feel it falls on me / To keep things going? - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #176554
#13. I know, but if I feel this bad for Gramps, how am I going to feel when it's Dad?" Tyler told me.
"You'll feel even worse, of course, but you'll carry on, because happiness has a way of creeping in again. It really does," I said. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #178057
#14. Prayer's value is not that it makes challenges go away,
but that it changes my perception and experience within them.
~ Life at First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details - Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Phyllis's Quotes #178777
#15. I wonder how often not the intention but the desire springs up in a doctor's mind: 'Can I let this human being out of the trap of Life? - Author: Phyllis Bottome
Phyllis's Quotes #215030
#16. I hate that phrase: move on. Like no matter what happened or what you did, you just "move on," and that's supposed to make everything all right. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #235163
#17. Let others, worn with living / And living's aftermath, / Take Sleep to heal the heart's distress, / Take Love to be their comfortress, / Take Song or Food or Fancy Dress, / But I shall take a Bath. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #286492
#18. There's such a buildup of crud in my oven, there's only room to bake a single cupcake. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #316223
#19. The Enemy, who wears her mother's usual face and confidential tone, has access; doubtless stares into her writing case and listens on the phone. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #321589
#20. He looked like a young Crusader on a tomb. That was Phyllis's first impression of Allan Harrington. - Author: Margaret Widdemer
Phyllis's Quotes #350622
#21. Oh, that dog! Ever hear of a German Shepherd that bites its nails? Barks with a lisp? You say, "Attack!" And he has one. All he does is piddle. He's nothing but a fur-covered kidney that barks. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #365084
#22. In most states you can get a driver's license when you're sixteen years old, which made a lot of sense to me when I was sixteen years old but now seems insane. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #388399
#23. If it weren't for my adam's apple, I'd have no shape at all. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #395703
#24. Your husband is lazy if coffee doesn't keep him awake - even when it's hot and being spilled on him. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #401227
#25. A man whose every exertion is bent upon showing up the flaws in his wife's character must be at least partially responsible for some of them. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
Phyllis's Quotes #406149
#26. Somewhere here there's important information I absolutely need," Tavius said. "But it's hard for anyone else to sort out what I should know about. So I read a lot of letters and petitions myself. I could spend all day every day just reading my mail. - Author: Phyllis T. Smith
Phyllis's Quotes #407497
#27. I don't want to sound like I'm on dope, but that hour is a high; it's as good as you can feel. A wonderful, wonderful happiness, and great power. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #476622
#28. It's what they say to do when you're depressed, you know. Walk in someone else's shoes for a while, and your own won't feel so tight. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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#29. I'm from such an old family, it's been condemned. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #486977
#30. For the hearts of nurses are solid gold, / But their heels are flat and their hands are cold, / And their voices lilt with a lilt that's falser / Than the smile of an exhibition waltzer. / Yes, nurses can cure you, nurses restore you, / But nurses are bound that they do things for you. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #501052
#31. If the woman picks the wrong man, that's not society's problem. That's her problem. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis's Quotes #519501
#32. The ability to forget a sorrow is childhood's most enchanting feature. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#33. Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #541265
#34. Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
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#35. There's so little money in my bank account, my scenic checks show a ghetto. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#36. It's great playing a mature character. It adds something. - Author: Phyllis Logan
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#37. It's hard to find a negligee in my size. I wear a Junior Mister. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #602862
#38. Love comes into your being like a tidal wave ... sometimes it withdraws like a wave, till there isn't such a thing as a pool left, and every bit of your heart is as dry as seaweed beyond the wave's reach. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
Phyllis's Quotes #605505
#39. Mere wealth, I am above it, / It is the reputation wide, / The playwright's pomp, the poet's pride / That eagerly I covet. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #612434
#40. It's a useful rule in Anglo-American communications that the English should double, and the Americans halve, the number of words they would normally employ. - Author: Phyllis Bentley
Phyllis's Quotes #625125
#41. Oh, princes thrive on caviar, the poor on whey and curds, / And politicians, I infer, must eat their windy words. / It's crusts that feed the virtuous, it's cake that comforts sinners, / But writers live on bread and praise at Literary Dinners. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #636018
#42. What's the problem with 'never?' It keeps you from trying. It ensures that you will fail. End of story. - Author: Phyllis George
Phyllis's Quotes #637736
#43. In a successful marriage, there is no such thing as one's way. There is only the way of both, only the bumpy, dusty, difficult, but always mutual path. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #653312
#44. And the first commandment of feminism is: I am woman; thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that women have capabilities or often choose roles that are different from men's. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis's Quotes #675888
#45. There was only one thing to do, and he did it. Ignoring Bomazine's leering face, Ike reached down and took up a notch in his belt. - Author: Phyllis R. Fenner
Phyllis's Quotes #701469
#46. Money's scarce
Times are hard
Here's your fucking
Xmas card - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #717239
#47. It doesn't seem too unusual to have a live hermit crab here in Atlantic City, but when you think I brought it all the way from Texas, it's unusual. - Author: Phyllis George
Phyllis's Quotes #726076
#48. Hey boys, come up here!" Lee's excited shout bounced from rock to rock down the gulch. "I've got all of California right here in this pan! - Author: Phyllis Flanders Dorset
Phyllis's Quotes #750419
#49. It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#50. Retracing the various episodes of one's life, one is disconcerted to discover that one was not as noble as one thought oneself at the time. - Author: Phyllis Bentley
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#51. The ears of the hunted grow even keener than a hunter's. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
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#52. Pretending that Shiloh's a bear, tryin' to get in. The more they squeal, the more Shiloh wiggles about, tryin' to get his nose under the edge of the sheet, tail going ninety miles an hour. If that dog had wings, he'd fly, except his propeller would be on the wrong end. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #826893
#53. Personally, I think it's a good way to let a child start right in with the laws of Nature before he's old enough to be surprised at them. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
Phyllis's Quotes #841917
#54. Oh!" said Roberta, drawing a long breath; "it was like a great dragon tearing by. Did you feel it fan us with its hot wings?" "I suppose a dragon's lair might look very like that tunnel from the outside," said Phyllis. - Author: E. Nesbit
Phyllis's Quotes #846086
#55. Small towns blossomed by elevators and the trains
Once every 14 miles along the prairie veins
We were born of progress, now progress will decree
That we're no longer viable, and should no long be ...
Still Standing about Canada's Prairie Elevators (The First Song album) - Author: Phyllis Wheaton
Phyllis's Quotes #852094
#56. Change to me is like an old friend. It's not my enemy anymore. And I know it will keep coming back to visit again and again to teach me something new. - Author: Phyllis George
Phyllis's Quotes #875896
#57. Sometimes it feels like God has reached down and touched me, blessed me a thousand times over, and sometimes it all feels like a mean joke, like God's advisers are Muammar Qaddafi and Phyllis Schlafly. - Author: Anne Lamott
Phyllis's Quotes #901938
#58. When I go to the beach, my grandchildren try to make words out of the veins in my legs. That's why I still take the pill; I don't want any more grandchildren. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#59. Growing up, my two favorite books were Woody Allen's 'Side Effects' and Phyllis Diller's 'Housekeeping Hints.' I carried that Phyllis Diller book with me everywhere when I was in fifth or sixth grade. Eventually, it just fell apart. - Author: Jill Davis
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#60. Sometimes I wish I could just press a button and be through school and starting my real life,' I told him.
'This is your real life, Al,' he said, 'Don't start living in the future. That's like gulping down a piece of fudge cake and then asking yourself, 'Where'd it go?' You're missing the moment. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #935043
#61. It's an ill will that blows when you leave the hairdresser. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #943350
#62. Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #946098
#63. One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girl's life devolves upon her unanswered prayer for a horse. - Author: Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
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#64. Even for survivors, now, there is nothing but roles. Like a bizarre reversal of animals playing dead, we are expected to act alive when we are dead inside. There is nowhere for the truth of one's feelings. - Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Phyllis's Quotes #963004
#65. The first draft is just a skeleton-just bare bones. It's like the very first rehearsal of a play, where the director moves the actors around mechanically to get a feel of the action. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #969686
#66. There is satisfaction in seeing one's household prosper; in being both bountiful and provident. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#67. Blood pounded in Ruth's ears. She had never felt weaker or more confused. This was the moment she'd been living for, but the only thought she could muster was that her mother had not been Phyllis, as she'd been told, but Phoebe. The - Author: Anita Diamant
Phyllis's Quotes #978896
#68. Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #994383
#69. Broken hearts mend. It's a lot harder to mend broken lives. - Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
Phyllis's Quotes #1006103
#70. It's true Fang and I fight, but we've never gone to bed mad. Of course, one year we were up for three months. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#71. You've got to realize that when all goes well, and everything is beautiful, you have no comedy. It's when somebody steps on the bride's train, or belches during the ceremony that you've got comedy! - Author: Phyllis Diller
Phyllis's Quotes #1016785
#72. It's true as a woman, particularly: the older you get, the parts get thinner on the ground and not quite as interesting, that's for sure. - Author: Phyllis Logan
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#73. After Big Media, U.S. colleges and universities are the biggest enemies of the values of red-state Americans. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis's Quotes #1023694
#74. Where there's love there's victory
in every story there's a purpose
Sometimes the answers don't come clearly
But where there's love there's victory.
My Dear Mae (In Harm's Way album) - Author: Phyllis Wheaton
Phyllis's Quotes #1035823
#75. A good book isn't written, it's rewritten. - Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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#76. rape of a woman. One of the sons of Rome's tyrannical king ravished Lucretia, a pure young wife. She told her husband and her father of this, - Author: Phyllis T. Smith
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#77. It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis's Quotes #1102774
#78. That's the unforgivable sin, you know."
"What is?"
"Refusing to forgive someone."
"Refusing to forgive someone is the unforgivable sin?" I asked incredulously. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #1127499
#79. I honestly believe there is absolutely nothing like going to bed with a good #book; or a friend who's #read one. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#80. Birth on U.S. territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
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#81. Truth is no man's slave - but lies - what magnificent servants they make ... - Author: Phyllis Bottome
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#82. The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees, women who have lived to tell the tale. - Author: Phyllis Rose
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#83. Well, the man who first translated the bible into English was burned at the stake, and they've been at it ever since. Must be all that adultery, murder and incest. But not to worry. It's back on the shelves. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis's Quotes #1240411
#84. These are modern times, nicht? Not our grandmother's days. There's more to life than finding some lord and master and being under his thumb. I swear I'll never live in such a prison! - Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
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#85. Tiberius Nero's face lit up with a smile. "What did you do, offer to make him consul?" I asked Tavius later. He shook his head. - Author: Phyllis T. Smith
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#86. One of the wonderful things about being ALIVE is that it's never too late. - Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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#87. Ah, snug lie those that slumber Beneath Conviction's roof. Their floors are sturdy lumber, Their windows weatherproof. But I sleep cold forever And cold sleep all my kind, For I was born to shiver In the draft from an open mind. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis's Quotes #1314782
#88. If it doesn't sweat, jiggle, or pant, it's not alive. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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#89. It must depend as much upon the patient's willingness to be cured, as upon the physician's skill in curing. There is neither force not magic in psychiatry. - Author: Phyllis Bottome
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#90. Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#91. Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#92. As good as' always spells mediocrity. But when a writer's work is in competition with all those thousands of other manuscripts that pour over an editor's desk, he cannot afford to be 'as good as'; he (or she) must be 'better than. - Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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#93. The Three Cs, I told myself. When you're not Comfortable with it, it's not a Compliment, it's Creepy. - Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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#94. It's only natural," said Phyllis. "Lord Grantham certainly wasn't very excited about Matthew's newfangled ideas for the estate. - Author: Leslie Meier
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#95. Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#96. My body's in such bad shape I wear prescription underwear. - Author: Phyllis Diller
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#97. Goddesses never die. They slip in and out of the world's cities, in and out of our dreams, century after century, answering to different names, dressed differently, perhaps even disguised, perhaps idle and unemployed, their official altars abandoned, their temples feared or simply forgotten. - Author: Phyllis Chesler
Phyllis's Quotes #1401526
#98. A mother's hardest to forgive.
Life is the fruit she longs to hand you
Ripe on a plate. And while you live,
Relentlessly she understands you. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#99. Women are not men's equals in anything except responsibility. We are not their inferiors, either, or even their superiors. We are quite simply different races. - Author: Phyllis McGinley
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#100. IMDB's not the most accurate. Even my birth place and my age are wrong there. - Author: Phyllis Smith
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