— Elizabeth Peters American author and egyptologist 1927 - 2013
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), Line 48
„A woman is of greater service to our life if she is in it, instead of being an element of happiness, an instrument of sorrow, and there is not a woman in the world the possession of whom is as precious as that of the truths which she reveals to us by causing us to suffer.“
Une femme est d'une plus grande utilité pour notre vie si elle y est, au lieu d'un élément de bonheur, un instrument de chagrin, et il n'y en a pas une seule dont la possession soit aussi précieuse que celle des vérités qu'elle nous découvre en nous faisant souffrir.
Source: In Search of Lost Time, Remembrance of Things Past (1913-1927), Vol. VI: The Sweet Cheat Gone (1925), Ch. I: "Grief and Oblivion"
„A true woman loves a strong man because she knows his weaknesses. She protects as much as she is protected.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Marriage
„She's a good hearted woman in love with a good timin' man.
She loves him in spite of his ways she don't understand.
With teardrops & laughter they pass through this world hand in hand,
A good hearted woman, lovin' a good timin' man.“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
Good Hearted Woman, title track from Good Hearted Woman, written with Willie Nelson (1972).
„How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
Source: Marilyn: Her Life In Own Words
„How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Blonde on Blonde (1966), Just Like A Woman
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Tariq Ramadan Swiss muslim scholar 1962
— Yves Saint Laurent fashion designer 1936 - 2008
The Alexandria Quartet (1957–1960), Justine (1957)
Source: The House of Mirth
— Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763
Rien n'est plus capable d'inspirer du courage à une femme que l'intrépidité d'un homme qu'elle aime.
Part 2, p. 227; translation p. 132.
L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731)
— Annie Dillard American writer 1945
„She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But she's always a woman to me.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
She's Always a Woman.
Song lyrics, The Stranger (1977)
„In his younger days a man dreams of possessing the heart of the woman whom he loves; later, the feeling that he possesses the heart of a woman may be enough to make him fall in love with her.“
Autrefois on rêvait de posséder le cœur de la femme dont on était amoureux; plus tard sentir qu’on possède le cœur d’une femme peut suffire à vous en rendre amoureux.
"Swann in Love"
In Search of Lost Time, Remembrance of Things Past (1913-1927), Vol I: Swann's Way (1913)