Quotation Explorer - 'Herself'

For a man, the baby completes the marriage. For a woman the baby completes herself. - Patrick Neate
When she gave you a meal, she gave you herself. - Patricia Cornwell
Instead of falling to the ground like a heavy doll, as Kermin had seen the prisoners do at the Chetnik executions, his mother shrank into herself, a reverse blossoming, coming to rest in a sitting position, like a ruminative Buddha - Reif Larsen
You can't exploit a woman who has based her entire career on exploiting herself. - Maggie Young
In the final analysis, with Rene she had been an apprentice to love, she had loved him only to learn how to give herself, enslaved and surfeited, to Sir Stephen. - Pauline Réage
When she fucked up all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she fell onto the enigma of herself. - John Green
Sometimes an artist's first invention is herself. - Stephanie Vaughn
She had willed herself open to him and knew that the chemistry of love was all within her, her doing. Even his power to wound her with neglect was a power she had created and granted ... - John Updike
Mom is a compulsive reader. She reads for pleasure, she reads to edify herself, but more often than not, she reads because she can't help it. I understand. The minute I find myself sitting still, I start rummaging around for printed material.p 97 - Michael Perry
A true business opportunity is the on that an entrepreneur invents to grow him or herself. Not to work in, but to work on. - Michael E. Gerber
Then Martine said: "So yuo will be poor now all your life, Babette?"Poor?" said Babette. She smiled as if to herself. "No, I shall never be poor. I told you that I am a great artist. A great artist, Mesdames, is never poor.We have something, Mesdames, of which other people know nothing. - Karen Blixen
It's hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself. - Steve Maraboli
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ``Women's Rights.'' It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Nature is wont to hide herself. - Heraclitus
It was in the work that she came closest to finding herself, by which we don’t mean gaining self-knowledge or understanding one’s true nature but rather how at some point you can see most plainly that this is what you do, this is how you fit in the wider ecology - Chang-rae Lee
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself? - Anaïs Nin
My kid, her life. I want for her what she wants for herself. - Laura Castoro
Where a woman's faith in herself ends; so too does her joy. - David Hallett
Why was it, she asked herself, that "animals can sometimes subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast? - Diane Ackerman
All her tormentings of me turned suddenly into sweetnesses, and who could torment like this exquisite fury, wondering in sudden flame why she could give herself to anyone, while I wondered only why she could give herself to me. It may be that I wondered over-much. Perhaps that was why I lost her. - J.M. Barrie
It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself. - Betty Friedan
They knew each other. He knew her and so himself, for in truth he had never known himself. And she knew him and so herself, for although she had always known herself she had never been able to recognize it until now. - Italo Calvino
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. - Charles Kingsley
It is a stunning surprise as how a person who only loves oneself gets often so much support from the people even when s/he does nothing for them and shockingly even more when publicly s/he projects herself/himself nice. - Anuj Somany
She knew herself, how she had slowly, over years, become a cat, a wolf, a snake, anything but a girl. How she had wrung out her girlhood like death. - Catherynne M. Valente
Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself. - Michel de Montaigne
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. - Margaret Sanger
She was the unlucky lover,who loved everyone but herself - Mandeq Ahmed
I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It was a burden on all her muscles. A hollow deeper than her bones. She braced herself though, she knew why Atlas stood so tall. - Hubert Martin
No man can ever admire a woman the way she admires herself. - Meeta Ahluwalia
Style is the woman herself. - Amit Abraham
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men and people in general. - Lorraine Hansberry
The beauty he saw in her was the beauty she forgot to see in herself and what a beautiful reminder, that love is what will see us all through. - Nikki Rowe
[From a New York Times biography from May 27, 2010 entitled Introduction to 's 'The Second Sex']Beauvoir herself was as devout an atheist as she had once been a Catholic, and she dismisses religions even when they worship a goddess as the inventions of men to perpetuate their dominion. - Simone de Beauvoir
A full-throttled deployment of the practices of strategic communication would kill candor and leave truth bereft to fend for herself in the backstabbing night of political bogeys. - Nick Bostrom
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly. - Quintilian
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself ~ all that runs over will be yours. - Charles Caleb Colton
A woman that knows her worth doesn't measure herself against another woman but stands strong, calmed and self confident. - Auliq Ice
... nothing that happened could ever hurt the most important part of her, nothing that happened outside herself could ever make her less than what God had meant for her to be. - Klavan
Laurie herself was more focused on the years when her kids were little, when she felt so necessary and purposeful, a battery all charged up with love. Every day she used it up and every night it got miraculously replenished. Nothing had ever been as good as that. - Tom Perrotta
A person who has proper guidance from his or her early childhood can himself or herself expanding his or her horizons living in a well established environment with great level of knowledge and being financially stable. - Saaif Alam
All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. - Leo Tolstoy
Everyday nature is drawing a new picture just to keep herself alive and pretty. - Debasish Mridha
Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light. - Nikki Rowe
He realized without being aware of it that he had had the possibility to know her, before had he known her? but now that had changed. The possibility was gone. Now no one would know her unless she herself willed it. And there was nothing quite like the will he sensed in her now. - Amanda Coplin
It is easy for anybody to call himself or herself a Christian but the truth is we respond from very different world-views - Sunday Adelaja
Suddenly, everything was beautiful. The way she viewed the world was nothing more but a reflection of herself. - Robert M. Drake
She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
He felt, rather than saw, her chin lift toward him. But instead of pulling her hand from his grip and turning away, she tightened her own fingers and unceremoniously, unexpectedly, threw herself down the incline, dragging him with her.Dragging him with her! - V.S. Carnes
The Muse herself makes some men inspired, from whom a chain of other men is strung out who catch their own inspiration from theirs. - Plato
A woman is soft, kind, and loving. When you are in danger, she is always ready to sacrifice herself to save you. So never forget to respect her. - Debasish Mridha
Often when she liked a picture she found that she was liking some part of herself, some part of her that was in accord with the picture - Jeanette Winterson
A 65 year old woman questioning herself is no different than a 15 year old girl launching herself. - Linda Robinson
Maybe the moon just lost herself gazing too long at the brilliance of the sun and that’s how she got her glow. And maybe we’re made of the same mysterious sort of magic that makes us magnify and mirror whatever we look at the most. - Cristen Rodgers
A woman who truly loves herself better loves others. - Toni Sorenson
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
She just came in, pounced around this thing with me for a few years enjoyed herself, gave it a sort of beautiful quality and left. Excited a few men in the meantime.
No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. - Margaret Sanger
Even your sweetest character has claws, no matter how well they may be retracted and hidden (hidden even from herself). - Eric Maisel Ph.D.
Before she can stop herself, she thinks about desire, how it lives within you and yet is separate, surfacing when it chooses, without permission, in the harsh afternoon light, at the moment when you least expect to find it. - Alice Hoffman
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her. - Charles de Gaulle
An ordinary woman who makes herself available to an extraordinary God can do amazing things for God. - Elizabeth George
She who heals herself, heals others. - Lynda Cheldelin Fell
Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself. - Marty Rubin
She had not expected, out in the world, to find herself quite so much the wrong sort of person. - Ali Smith
On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Marcia Sirota
She was always demanding of herself, Do I dare? Do I dare disturb the universe? - Night Film
The stereotype is the Eternal Feminine. She is the Sexual Object sought by all men, and by all woman. She is of neither sex, for she has herself no sex at all. Her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. - Germaine Greer
Never had she let herself go in this way with another body, and never had another body let itself go with her in this way. Her lover could play with her belly, but he had never lived in there; he could touch her breast, but he never drunk from it. - Milan Kundera
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. - Margaret Sanger
Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women - Maya Angelou
A true man will treat a woman how she treats herself, you can't expect to be a queen when your disrespecting your own crown. - Nikki Rowe
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
When she remembers to look at herself in a spiritual light, she sees the deep capacity for love this pain has brought her. The realization fills her with wonder. Now she can rise in the morning and greet the new day with eagerness and grace. - Harold Kemp
Nature herself makes the wise man rich. - Cicero
Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God. - Cicero
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author. - Marquis de Sade
She was broken from moment to moment, watching her world collide she felt lost inside herself. She fell apart for a passion that flamed beneath her. She waited and died a hundred times, it dripped from her pores. The moment she let go, she soared over the stillness like the star she was born to be. - Robert M. Drake
...Actually all women are psychic. When a man cheats on a woman and lies to her, she already knows; she just lies to herself. - Josefina López
Look after goodness and truth, beauty will look after herself. - Eric Gill
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. - Oscar Wilde
She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life, and only in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
Life loves to reveal herself to the raw, courageous doubters; to those who are willing to live inside the question. - Jacob Nordby
She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing yes in the sky. - Monique Duval
True love has taught me that there is a difference between a woman getting naked for you and one revealing herself to you. - Steve Maraboli
It was horrible of a young girl to let herself be talked about; however unfounded the charges against her, she must be to blame for their having been made. - Edith Wharton
Every woman should see herself looking uniquely breathtaking, in something tailored to celebrate her body, so that she is better able to appreciate her own beauty and better equipped to withstand the ideals of our narrow-waisted, narrow- minded culture. - Susan Jane Gilman
She's Devine.She's Magic. And she didn't have to wait for anyone to tell her in order for her to believe that about herself. And that's what made her so magically beautiful. - C.R. Bittar
I see myself..in those pages as she goes back and forth, enjoying simply enjoying the beauties of the moments then chastising herself for having ‘no edge’ being simple and worse, harmless. - Michael Cunningham
The first person to fire out of your life when you take your power back, is the one you abused the most, and he or she did not stand up for him/herself. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
But truly it was not the money that mattered. It was the distant glitter of everything that was possible in the world, the things she had always wanted for herself and could not name and called happiness because there was no other word. - Tim O'Brien
With growing disbelief, Jess yet again felt herself slipping into the gap - that gap of perception between what is really happening to a person and what others think is happening. - Helen Oyeyemi
A flower doesn’t expect love. She is happy with herself. If she gets love, she celebrates. - Debasish Mridha
You are the most magnificent flower. Your beauty is immeasurable and incredible. The universe created you with all of her love and power to see herself in you. - Debasish Mridha
She had generated alternative versions of herself. She had insisted at brutal cost on these conversions. Layering her life, only to strip it bare. Only to be alone in the end. Her life had been paired down to its solitary components. - Jhumpa Lahiri
A girl who truly knows herself is a girl everybody else wants to know - Mandy Hale
Don't judge a man by his controversies. Anyone could find him or herself dealing with issues. What matters is how they deal with it. - Constance Chuks Friday
I must send you into exile, that you may be the coal of her heart. No real thing can be so perfect as memory, and she will need a perfect thing if she is to survive. She will warm herself on the memory of you when there is nothing else, and be sustained. - Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char
Did I not feel that the time has come for the questions of women's wrongs to be laid before the public? Did I not believe that women herself must do this work, for women alone understand the height, the depth, the breadth of her degradation. - Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Be the woman who falls so deeply in love with herself that nothing can stop her from loving all of life! - Erin Fall Haskell
I can't help frowning. "But Madison designed that cocktail dress herself... - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart. - Jodi Picoult
The saddest thing a girl can do is dumb herself down for a guy. - Emma Watson
I want to be so successful that one day my mom never has to buy a thing for herself again - Chrisper Malamsha
She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself. - Anaïs Nin
Yes - it was happiness she still wanted, and the glimpse she had caught of it made everything else of no account. One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities , and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation. "The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
She put others before herself and yet you hate her. What did she do to you? - Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself - Maya Angelou
An educator...a good one that is, inspires others to be even better than herself. - Jill Telford
She rides as a man, goes unveiled as a man, fights as a man. Let her prove herself worthy as a man, worthy of her weapons and of our friendship. - Tamora Pierce
We are faithful as long as we love, but youdemand faithfulness of a woman without love, and the giving ofherself without enjoyment. Who is cruel there--woman or man? - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Most important, I hope you grow into a woman who loves herself. It is not an easy thing, self-love. It takes a lot of practice and time. But as a woman who is learning how to get there herself, I hope I can give that gift to you as you grow. - Jodie Sweetin
What I say is, if a witch can't look after herself, she's got no business calling herself a witch. - Terry Pratchett
But sometimes, when she'd be all by herself, walking home late in the evening on a crowded street she'd be afraid of her own shadow following her... - Sanhita Baruah
I believe that true identity is found . . . in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. Woman can best refind herself in some kind of creative activity of her own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A writer has to have an imagination- that's what makes a writer. She has to be able to put herself imaginatively in the position of whatever character she selects. - Wyketha K Parkman
Why doesn't anyone tell you we all wind up married to Henry the VIII?......My dear Anne Boleyn,...the only way a woman can avoid waking up next to Henry is to model herself after his daughter Elizabeth and sleep next to no one at all. - Judith Claire Mitchell
Was this what she had shattered convention for; broken with her family, her friends? Everything she had ever known; doomed herself to eternal damnation, for the sake of what she had believed would be heaven on earth, and had turned out to be hell, here and now? - Fay Weldon
You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself. - Shannon L. Alder
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself. - Rabbi Sofer
She is a rare soul, she has this infectious energy that makes you want to run next to her, she belonged to no one but herself & to anyone that was yet understand themselves, found the missing pieces in her presence. - Nikki Rowe
In effect, the poor person is a rich person left to fend for him or herself, without the support of institutions that help the person to take 'good' decisions. - Daniel Cohen
There is something incredibly beautiful about a woman, who knows herself, she can't break, she just falls but in every fall she rises, past who she was before. - Nikki Rowe
Ani saw herself clearly in that moment, as a face in darkness gains sudden dimensions in a flash of lightning - a young girl, a silly thing, a lapdog, a broken mare. - Shannon Hale
The mere thought that she was alone and surrounded by books gave her a near-sensuous thrill. As she looked around her room, dark escaper for the slash of light near her lamp, and saw the vague outlines of her books, she asked herself 'Have I not the whole world? - Andrew Wilson
An intelligent person positively accepts criticism, repeatedly thinks before giving any statement, and is capable of motivating himself/herself to be successful in the terrible situations in the way of life journey. - Md. Mujib Ullah
You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you--the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
You're allowed to have thoughts, she reminded herself. Just because others might scoff, that doesn't mean you won't anymore. - Lauren Myracle
Elizabeth served herself to Vlad upon the Lazy Susan (Susan wasn’t lazy. She was actually dead." Bats 2015 - Fred Barnett
Life felt hideously empty. But she told herself that was only because women are educated to think that marriage will be a sudden panacea to all emptiness, and although she'd fought off such notions, she had no doubt been infected by them. - Marilyn French
She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty. - Roman Payne
True success is there when a person has the ability to lose himself or herself in the search of knowledge and wisdom by using love, joy, and gratitude. On the other hand, societal success comes from the progressive realizations of worthy goals. - Debasish Mridha
But sadness was familiar; sadness was manageable. It didn't transform her, the way the raging anger did. She could remain herself and still feel this aching grief. - Aprilynne Pike
She told herself that she longed greatly to go back to those dear merry days when life was seen through a rosy mist of hope and illusion, and possessed an indefinable something that had passed away forever. Where was it now--the glory and the dream? - L.M. Montgomery
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