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Kept Woman Quotes


"The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept." - Isak Dinesen

"I shall never get used to not being the most beautiful woman in the room. It was an intoxication to sweep in and know every man had turned his head. It kept me in form." - Lady Randolph Churchill

"The intuition that had kept Kylar from Vi even from the first time she'd tried to seduce him at the Drake estate suddenly crystallized: You don't share your life with a woman's body, you share your life with a woman." - Brent Weeks

"Curiosity must be kept alive." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"She boasted the general battle-ax demeanor of an especially strict governess. This was the kind of woman who took her tea black, smoked cigars after midnight, played a mean game of cribbage, and kept a bevy of repulsive little dogs. Alexia liked her immediately." - Gail Carriger

"I was like a kept woman during my twenty-one years at MGM." - Walter Pidgeon

"The entire being of a woman is a secret which should be kept." - Karen Blixen

"Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out." - Clare Boothe Luce

"Let your poem be kept nine years." - Horace

"The attention is to be kept pure." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Saints are sinners who kept on going." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Starbucks has kept me in the ministry." - Tommy Barnett

"He was thirty-one now, not too old, but old enough to be lonely. He hadn't dated since he'd been back here, hadn't met anyone who remotely interested him. It was his own fault, he knew. There was something that kept a distance between him and any woman who started to get close, something he wasn't sure he could change even if he tried. And sometimes in the moments right before sleep came, he wondered if he was destined to be alone forever." - Nicholas Sparks

"There are... robberies that leave man or woman forever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer." - George Eliot

"Who was to know what went on in a person's heart? A wise woman kept her own counsel." - Donna Woolfolk Cross

"Mother always said she was a size 7 woman she kept wrapped in fat to prevent bruising." - Haven Kimmel

"There are robberies that leave man or woman forever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer." - George Eliot

"My mother was kept very busy with her sewing; sometimes she would have another woman helping her." - James Weldon Johnson

"I kept getting high to kill my shame at the fact that I kept getting high." - Jerry Stahl

"A woman only can understand a woman ..." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Keep up and you will be kept up." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets," - Aliko Dangote

"Rash oaths, whether kept or broken, frequently produce guilt." - Samuel Johnson

"Heresie may be easier kept out, then shooke off." - George Herbert

"Words not kept break more than a promise." - Ron Kaufman

"My dreams kept me trying when I could have quit." - Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

"I have often regretted having spoken, never having kept silent" - Publilius Syrus

"Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay - whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test." - William J Clinton

"I didn't feel like reading that night, so I went downstairs and watched a half-hour long commercial that advertised an exercise machine. They kept flashing a 1-800 number, so I called it. The woman who picked up the other end of the phone was named Michelle. And I told Michelle that I was a kid and did not need an exercise machine, but I hoped she was having a good night. That's when Michelle hung up on me. And I didn't mind a bit." - Stephen Chbosky

"[To woman bragging about having kept her husband for seven years:] Don't worry, if you keep him long enough, he'll come back in style." - Dorothy Parker

"Though statisticians in our time have never kept the score, Man wants a great deal here below and Woman even more." - James Thurber

"How is it possible to miss a woman whom you kept at a distance, so that when she was gone you would not miss her?" - Steve Martin

"If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman." - Marilyn Monroe

"A woman without perfume is a woman without a future." - Coco Chanel

"The woman is so hard Upon the woman." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"He needed a woman. Bad." - Linda Howard

"Yes, life is a woman!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Woman is the lesser man." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all." - Guru Nanak

"He had kept his head, kept his health and his strength, bearing up under a weight of work and worry that only a few could have carried." - David Mccullough

"When I kept surfing, surfing kept me." - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

"An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls-even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls-without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell." - Pearl S Buck

"I will always fight for a woman's right to choose and the right to privacy. Reproductive issues are medical related issues and they should be kept private between a woman and her doctor." - Alma Adams

"A woman could do that to you - reach that place in your soul where the best and worst of you was kept. And once she was there, she owned that place and never left." - Lisa Kleypas

"My ideal of womanhood has always been the pioneer woman who fought and worked at her husband's side. She bore the children, kept the home fires burning; she was the hub of the family, the planner and the dreamer." - Lucille Ball

"An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls - even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls - without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell." - Pearl S Buck

"A man who admires a fine woman, has yet not more reason to wish himself her husband, than one who admired the Hesperian fruit, would have had to wish himself the dragon that kept it." - Alexander Pope

"My Mother was a very wild Australian woman. When we were in Africa she could kill a snake with one blow from a crow bar, which she kept at the back door." - Mem Fox

"Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you're raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me." - Ed Bradley

"I took classes taught by an elderly woman who wrote children's stories. She was polite about the science fiction and fantasy that I kept handing in, but she finally asked in exasperation, 'Can't you write anything normal?'" - Octavia E Butler

"Along the cool sequestered vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenour of their way." - Thomas Gray

"I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men." - H L Mencken

"To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things." - John Haines

"Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time." - Matthew Henry

"What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours." - Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers

"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept." - Doug Larson

"Arms alone are not enough to keep the peace. It must be kept by men." - John F Kennedy

"Efforts to protect critical computer networks have unfortunately not kept pace with the march of technology." - Jon Kyl

"sometimes you just gotta trust that your secret's been kept long enough." - Anne Cameron

"Our country ... when right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right." - Carl Schurz

"Money is the reward for risks taken, value delivered and promises kept." - Robin S. Sharma

"Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms." - Chanakya

"He bought me so many orchids that I looked like a well-kept grave." - Texas Guinan

"I didn't feel anything [frustraiting]. I just kept working 110 or 120 nights a year." - Mose Allison

"His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The lessons I learned in Sunday School have kept me on track" - Denzel Washington

"Be strict with yourself but least reproachful of others and complaint is kept afar." - Confucius

"Dead was the gift that kept on giving. Dead, like diamonds, was forever." - Stephen King

"My life was split by two worlds, but he kept me whole." - Richelle Mead

"Out of some persistent sense of large-scale ruin, we kept inventing hope." - Don Delillo

"All of his life had been about making sure I kept mine." - Rob Thurman

"MESMERISM, n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes, kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner." - Ambrose Bierce

"As always, Blay was the anchor who kept him from being swept away." - J.R. Ward

"Luce: You could have kept your promises. Daniel: I promised I'd stay." - Lauren Kate

"Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest." - Stephen King

"The Christian who keeps their heart diligently in little things shall be kept from great falls." - J C Ryle

"I am kept in bondage by the moles of my beloved." - Mason Cooley

"The more powerless people are, the longer they are kept waiting." - Mason Cooley

"Secrets die when kept or revealed. They live by being faintly and uncertainly repeated." - Mason Cooley

"How soar sweet music is, when time is broke, and no proportion kept!" - William Shakespeare

"Approval of what is approved of Is as false as a well-kept vow." - John Betjeman

"I kept my promises." - Scott Walker

"There ain't nothin' like a Black woman." - Tupac Shakur

"Woman is a miracle of divine contradictions." - Jules Michelet

"Never ask age of a woman." - Douglas Macarthur

"Age, like woman, requires fit surroundings." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A woman in love is helpless." - Coco Chanel

"A dog is faithful, a woman never." - Sophia Loren

"Every time a woman runs, women win." - Geraldine Ferraro

"...trifling employments have rendered woman a trifler." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Be the Woman You Want to Be...." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"When a man plans, a woman laughs." - David Wong

"Every woman who writes is a survivor." - Tillie Olsen

"Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die." - John Green

"A modest woman has good children." - Nachman of Breslov

"No woman dares express all she thinks." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"The soul of woman lives in love." - Lydia Sigourney

"A woman is a sometime thing." - DuBose Heyward

"A cunning woman is a knavish fool." - George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

"Being a woman anywhere is dangerous." - Mona Eltahawy

"No elegant woman follows fashion slavishly." - Christian Dior

"Woman is the root of all evil." - St Jerome

"To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman." - John Stuart Mill

"Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman ... or a bad woman." - George Burns

"Only a woman of the world is a woman; the rest are females." - Jules de Goncourt

"At twenty, men love woman; at thirty, a woman; and at forty, women." - Myrtle Reed

"Worlds may change, galaxies disintegrate, but a woman always remains a woman" - James Kirk

"The devil, my friends, is a woman just now. 'Tis a woman that reigns in Hell." - Bill Vaughan

"Woman! woman! What a disturbing element you are in the universe - man's universe!" - Marah Ellis Ryan

"A woman, even a married woman, cannot float without proper escort. It is simply not done." - Gail Carriger

"The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful and a beautiful woman unforgettable." - Sophia Loren

"A truly happy woman drives some men and almost every other woman absolutely crazy" - John Irving

"Till all grace be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace." - William Shakespeare

"A handsome woman is a jewel; a good woman is a treasure." - Saadi

"We are born of woman, we are conceived in the womb of woman, we are engaged and married to woman. We make friendship with woman and the lineage continued because of woman. When one woman dies, we take another one, we are bound with the world through woman. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The woman is born from woman; there is none without her. Only the One True Lord is without woman" - Guru Nanak

"Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave." - Barbara Jordan

"I loved him so much. It didn't change all the reasons we couldn't be together, but it kept me returning to his body, kept my skin seeking his skin over and over again in the sad dance we did." - Lisa Unger

"Blessed is the memory of those who have kept themselves unspotted from the world. Yet more blessed and more dear the memory of those who have kept themselves unspotted in the world." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"Boxing's a poor man's sport. We can't afford to play golf or tennis. It is what it is. It's kept so many kids off the street. It kept me off the street" - Sugar Ray Leonard

"My grandmother wanted me to get a good education, so she kept me as far away from schools as possible." - Margaret Mead

"I kept thinking there's bound to be something else? I could hear it sometimes, but I couldn't play it." - Charlie Parker

"Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in." - Laozi

"The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"When I'm finished playing, I want people to say, 'He handled this well, he kept his cool.'" - Kobe Bryant

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland

"We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal." - Robert Breault

"Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped; And they have kept it since by being dead." - John Dryden

"Why buy repeater carbines and nuclear armament - if this is kept at home a child can play with it" - Jean Chretien

"The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have somehow kept their ability to dream great dreams." - Walter Russell Bowie

"Of all the virtues, discretion began to seem the most rewarding: it kept people guessing and sometimes, by default, admiring." - Julia Glass

"There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it" - Andrew Carnegie

"... a city where the Capitol Dome, perforated like a kitchen colander, is the symbol of how secrets are kept ..." - Leslie Ford

"Nobody wanted me. I just kept writing books and learning my craft. Most writers aren't very good in the beginning." - Phyllis A. Whitney

"I've never had time to read. But no one ever kept me from finishing a novel I loved." - Daniel Pennac

"The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please eradicate these annoying animals." - Dave Barry

"But if you kept thinking about a fight you'd lost, Mom said, you were programming yourself to lose again." - Karen Russell

"I know parental embarrassment usually stops somewhere at fifteen, but he just kept on giving me good reasons." - Deb Caletti

"I didn't trot my pain out to show around. I kept it better hidden than anyone. I did." - Sarah Dessen

"It was one of the warm nights at the end of summer that makes promises that won't be kept." - Cinda Williams Chima

"He tried to reconstruct the story in his mind, but it kept getting confused, bleeding into itself like watercolors." - Catherynne M Valente

"Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order." - Tahir Shah

"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working." - Oscar Wilde

"It is hardly an exaggeration to say that a chimpanzee kept in solitude is not a real chimpanzee at all." - Wolfgang Kohler

"Kept falling in and out of it [sleep] like out of a boat or a tipping hammock." - Rose Tremain

"There were many times when I kept silent about being Jewish as I got older, when Jewish jokes were told." - William Shatner

"Audiences have kept me alive." - Judy Garland

"She kept watching the words." - Markus Zusak

"Milk Duds kept me going." - Nora Dunn



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