CLARE BOOTHE LUCE QUOTES

American author & ambassador (1903-1987)

Clare Boothe Luce quote

A man has only one escape from his old self -- to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes

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You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes

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No good deed goes unpunished.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes

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I can't avoid writing. It's a sort of nervous tic I have developed since I gave up needlepoint.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, "Fast and Luce", Vanity Fair, March 1988

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All autobiographies are alibi-ographies.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, Only in Books: Writers, Readers & Bibliophiles on Their Passion

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Home is where you hang your architect.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, "Fast and Luce", Vanity Fair, March 1988

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If a woman's got any instincts, she feels when her husband's off the reservation.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, The Ultimate Book of Quotations

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Know what Freud wrote in his diary when he was 77? "What do women want? My God, what do they want?" Fifty years this giant brain spends analyzing women. And he still can't find out what they want. So this makes him the world's greatest expert on female psychology?

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, Slam the Door Softly

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You know, I have had a terrible life. I married two men I really didn't like. My only daughter was killed in a car accident. My brother committed suicide. Has my life been a life for anyone to envy?

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, "Fast and Luce", Vanity Fair, March 1988

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Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, Shameless Liar's Guide

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Time comes when every man's got to feel something new--when he's got to feel young again, just because he's growing old. Women are just the same. But when we get that way we change our hairdress. Or get a new cook.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, Women Know Everything!

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Nature abhors a virgin -- a frozen asset.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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She's in love, bless her. After the child's been married as long as you girls, she may be able to concentrate on vital matters like bridge.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

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If men had to bear babies, there'd never be more than one child in a family.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, The Women

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