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" A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train. "
" Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time! "
" Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. "
" Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone. "
" In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime. "
" Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure. "
" Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause. "
" Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. "
" Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful. "
" Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. "
" A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. "
" Seventy is wormwood, Seventy is gall But its better to be seventy, Than not alive at all. "
" Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable. "
" Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. "
" Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man. "