"A woman loves to be needed, Jimmy."
“I can’t just be a guest in my husband’s house.”
“What’s so masculine about a conversation that a woman can’t enter into it?”
"A cultivated woman, a woman of breeding and intelligence, can enrich a man's life immeasurably. I have those things to offer and time doesn't take them away. Physical beauty is a passing transitory possession but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart, I have all those things."
“Women always figure every man who comes along wants something.”
“Funny business, a woman's career, the things you drop on the way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman.”
“In the last analysis, nothing’s any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed and there he is. Without that, you’re not a woman. You’re something with a French provincial offices or a book full of clippings but you’re not a woman.”
“That cynicism you refer to I acquired when I realized I was different than little boys.”
“Frailty, thy name is woman.”
“All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious.”