Clare Boothe Luce Quotes


Best 70 Quotes by Clare Boothe Luce – Page 1 of 3

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

“A woman can produce what no man can: a child.”

“A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.”

“Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.”

“All autobiographies are alibi-ographies.”

“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.'”

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

“Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals with no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.”

“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”

“Enemies may seek our destruction, but they also keep us on our toes and often help us figure out who we are and what we stand for.”

“Greta Garbo: A deer in the body of a woman, living resentfully in the Hollywood zoo.”

“H. L. Mencken told me once that he answered all his mail, pleasant and unpleasant, with just one line, 'You may be right.' That's the way I feel now. It is in the realm of possibility, just barely, that I could be the one who's wrong.”

“Home is where you hang your architect.”

“I am for lifting everyone off the social bottom. In fact, I am for doing away with the social bottom altogether.”

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

“I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.”

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“I don't think my position unusual for a woman. I'm following a perfectly natural urge to do what I like.”

“I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die.”

“I know all about violence and physical abuse because my first husband used to beat me severely when he got drunk. Once, I can remember coming home from a party and walking up our vast marble staircase at the Fifth Avenue house while he was striking me. I thought, If I just gave him one shove down the staircase I would be rid of him forever.”

“I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.”

“I was wondering today what the religion of the country is - and all I could come up with is sex.”

“If old age means a crown of thorns, the trick is to wear it jauntily.”

“In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.”

“In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.”

“It is ridiculous to think that you can spend your entire life with just one person. Three is about the right number. Yes, I imagine three husbands would do it?”

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

“Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.”

“Middle age is the way you would feel about summer if you knew there would never be another spring.”

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

“My definition of the ideal man is 'that particular man with whom a woman happens to be in love at that particular time'.”

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