Quotes about heel

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„With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.“

—  RuPaul Actriz de Televisa, dueña y señora de los ejidos cacaoahuateros 1960

Quoted by David Alderson, Linda R. Anderson in: Territories of Desire in Queer Culture: Refiguring Contemporary Boundaries http://books.google.co.in/books?id=UxUtJJKycRoC&pg=PA172, Manchester University Press, 2000, p. 172

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„Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.“

—  Ginger Rogers American actress and dancer 1911 - 1995

The line originated in a 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon ( image http://www.reelclassics.com/Actresses/Ginger/ginger-article2.htm) by Bob Thaves as "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, ...backwards and in high heels." On the internet and in many publications the line is incorrectly attributed to Faith Whittlesey (see [List of Websites That Have Attributed Thaves' Line to Whittlesey, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=en-us&num=100&newwindow=1&q=%22Faith+Whittlesey%22+%22Ginger+Rogers%22+-incorrect+-incorrectly+-%22Bob+Thaves%22+-%22Ann+Richards%22&aq=f&oq=&aqi=, 2009-07-25, Google]) or Rogers herself. Ann Richards popularized the line by using it in a speech but she credits Linda Ellerbee with giving her the line, and Ellerbee credits an anonymous passenger on an airplane with giving her the line (see [Keyes, Ralph (2006), The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, St. Martin's Griffin, 77, 0312340044]). The official Ginger Rogers website http://www.gingerrogers.com/about/quotes.html attributes the line to Thaves.

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„Even if they (Children) try to pluck it,
the flower submits itself onto their hands.
If it happens to prick their heels,
the thorn scorns itself all its life.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

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„Time wounds all heels.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

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„I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

As quoted in Her Inspiration : Secrets to Help You Work Smart, Be Successful, and Have Fun (2008) by Mina Parker
Variant: I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

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„After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.“

—  Ann Richards American politician 1933 - 2006

Earlier use in Frank and Ernest (c. 1982), by Bob Thaves, as the characters observe a billboard for a "Fred Astaire Film Festival: "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything that he did… backwards and in high heels."
Quoted in
Context: If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels** Keynote address, 1988 Democratic National Convention

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