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Quotes of the day: Helen Gurley Brown

Published Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 12:05 AM EDT
Aug 13 2013

Quotes of the day: Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 - August 13, 2012)


After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork- reading, writing, thinking- can.

Don't use men to get what you want in life. Get it yourself.

Feeling insecure is good for you. It forces you to do something better, use all your talents.

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

How could any woman not be a feminist? The girl I'm editing for wants to be known for herself. If that's not a feminist message, I don't know what is

I think marriage is insurance for the worst years of your life. During your best years you don't need a husband. You do need a man of course every step of the way, and they are often cheaper emotionally and a lot more fun by the dozen.

I used to have all the sex to myself.

If only one of you is in the mood, do it. Even if sex isn't great every time, it's a unique form of communication and togetherness that can help you stay together with a good degree of contentment.

If you're not a sex object, you're in trouble.

Love doesn't drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator.

Marry a decent, good, kind person who will cherish you.

Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.

My own philosophy is if you're not having sex, you're finished.

Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.

Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.

One of the paramount reasons for staying attractive is so you can have somebody to go to bed with.

The message was: So you're single. You can still have sex. You can have a great life. And if you marry, don't just sponge off a man or be the gold-medal-winning mother. Don't use men to get what you want in life- get it for yourself.

What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up.

You can have your titular recognition. I'll take money and power.

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