It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.

— Julie Burchill

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Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death.

When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.

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The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.

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When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women.

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I jest, of course; premature ejaculation isn't a laughing matter for anyone, except for your friends when you tell them about it on the phone the next morning. My first marriage ended because the main event was invariably over before my husband got his socks off.

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A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.

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My favourite spectator sport is watching people who should know better searching for something, and often claiming to find it, where it never could be. Women claiming to find feminism in Islam is a good one.

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A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.

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A wedding is a funeral which masquerades as a feast.

And the greater the pageantry, the deeper the savagery.

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Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism.

When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.

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Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man.

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I feel I'm trying to get this really crap car going, and it just keeps stalling on me. And then other times I feel like my life's a train thundering toward me, and I'm in a car stuck on the crossroads and can't get out. Isn't it great being young!

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As a child, I wanted only two things - to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money.

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About Julie Burchill

Quotes 43 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth.

.. suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.

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A cynic should never marry an idealist.

For the cynic, marriage represents the welcome end of romantic life, with all its agony and ecstasy. But for the idealist, it is only the beginning.

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Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.

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As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.

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Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.

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Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish.

If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy.

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It seems that one moment I was this little kid only caring about animals and flowers and stuff, and then the next minute I was this raging stew of hormones. I don't know if you've ever been a raging stew of anything, but I wouldn't particularly recommend it.

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Contrasting British servicemen and women with the appeasers, it is hard not to laugh. Are these two sides even the same species, let alone the same nationality? On one hand the selflessness and internationalism of the soldiers; on the other the Whites-First isolationism of the protesters. Excuse me, who are the idealists here?

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Only those who haven't got the wit to speak for themselves would ever want their clothes to do it for them.

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Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat.

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When I started at the Guardian, though, I couldnt think of anything we saw eye to eye on, except feminism, and even this would soon be arguable as Guardian writers queued up to drool over Eminem.

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The terrorist attacks were a tragedy for the people who died or were injured, and for their families and friends. For the rest of us, they were a wake-up call as to what type of lunatics we are dealing with. And sleepwalking our way back into ill-sorted, dewy-eyed people personal politics is the last thing we need to set us up for the fight ahead. Come on you liberals, don't give me the morbid pleasure of saying, 'I told you so' again.

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Intersectionality may well sound like some unfortunate bowel complaint resulting in copious use of a colostomy bag, and indeed it does contain a large amount of ordure.

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If you want sex, have an affair. If you want a relationship, buy a dog.

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Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index.

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I won't be going to any New Year's Eve parties because I think they're naff.

No one over the age of 15 should bother going to parties.

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Feminism seeks to turn the biggest, bloodiest carnivore in the world - passion - into a right-on cud-chewing vegan. It can never work. Sex was never meant to be that way. Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish. If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy.

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Hooliganism incarnate, a walking, talking, screaming, squawking metaphor for What's Wrong With Young People Today.

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I have always voted Labour and I always will.

I have got to have one stupid, bovine part of me and that's the part that votes Labour.

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Transsexualism is, basically, just another, more drastic twist on the male menopause.

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The Feminist Me says that a woman's right to her own body should be inviolate at all times, free from fear of peeping paps.

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Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism.

Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.

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Presley sounded like Jayne Mansfield looked - blowsy and loud and low.

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One Christmas build-up tradition, however, has totally bypassed me - that of going up to town and doing a show.

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I feel even less patience with transsexuals.

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May I just single out for salutations, on the "anti-war" side: Pop Stars For Appeasement, Dancers Against Democracy, Actors For Apathy, Fashionistas For Fascism and Jugglers For Genocide. All of them united under that flaccid flag of convenience, Show-Offs For Saddam.

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Depression is the most extreme form of vanity.

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Punk was over in two years. That was the only damn good thing about it.

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The pictures from the first professional photo session that the young David Beckham submitted himself to are extraordinary. He has a barely suppressed smile, as though he and the cameraman are complicit in the understanding that this is not yet David Beckham we see and that there is an element of deceit in selling the photographs as such

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I don't have a spiritual bone in my body; but what I am, is religious.

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