quote by Dorothy Parker

The ladies men admire, I've heard, Would shudder at a wicked word. Their candle gives a single light, They'd rather stay at home at night. They do not keep awake 'till three, Nor read erotic poetry. They never sanction the impure, Nor recognize an overture. They shrink from powders and from paints... So far I've had no complaints.

— Dorothy Parker

Perspective Single Ladies quotations

With few exceptions, every major pop singer in the US during her generation has been touched in some way by her genius. It is Billie Holiday who was, and still remains, the greatest single musical influence on me. Lady Day is unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last twenty years.


Single ladies quote A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

I seem like a big bombastic outgoing dude, when it comes down to it with the ladies, when I was a single, free-wheeling dude, I was always very shy. It was difficult to form sentences with the girl of my dreams.

Single ladies quote Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every sin
Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every single effort you do is changing your body from the inside. Never get discouraged.

There's nothing wrong with being single and not getting married and being, you know, just an old single lady. Who cares?

My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, And nothing is but what is not.

I'd love to learn to cook. I think the ladies like a guy who can cook. Also, there are lots of available ladies at cooking classes. Can you tell I'm single?


Single ladies quote A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.
A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.

If you're a single man and you happen to be in this business, you're deemed a player. But I don't see myself as a ladies' man.

Which is why I'd like to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing religious cult. Its leader also has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That's right, the Pope is coming to America this week and ladies, he's single!

I keep getting these extraordinary letteres, really weird ones from American sports stars - I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.

Single ladies quote Be on a rampage of appreciation every single day!
Be on a rampage of appreciation every single day!

It was incredible, Lady Gaga came to see the piece.

She didn't sit with me, but it was all atwitter. Every single kid from 12 to 18 ran to see Lady Gaga and then Lady Gaga left and they stayed. And they stayed another day another day and it created a completely different culture, a different audience that I never had before.

The funny thing is, when a Harley-Davidson guy full of tattoos comes out with a Maltese, they're trying to soften themselves out. When a very soft, single lady with a tailored look comes out with a Rottweiler, she’s looking for protection, for strength. Society automatically views the guy as too strong so he brings a Maltese. It's just a natural way to balance your situation. It really depends.


I was very disenchanted in the industry for a long time before I met GaGa.

Everyone wanted a "Single Ladies" for their artist, or a Puffy move.

Single ladies quote Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Because dancing is way more fun than the treadmill, I downloaded the video of Beyonces Single Ladies and started to learn her dance. Let me tell you, if I ever did that dance in a club, I would still be a single lady! But what a workout!

To this end, nothing is to be more carefully consulted than plainness.

In a lady's attire this is the single excellence; for to be what some people call fine, is the same vice, in that case, as to be florid is in writing or speaking.

Whatever the lady does is wrong. I do not know of a single right decision taken by her.

Single ladies quote I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it k
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

The best food I've had was actually in catering at 'Single Ladies.

' It's insane. I can't live in Atlanta. In fact, even if I'm offered, I'm not sure I could come back for another six months, because I'll just be fat.


Ladies, please remember that every single picture you see in a magazine is airbrushed...we do not look like that. Love yourself!

Golf acts as a corrective against sinful pride.

I attribute the insane arrogance of the later Roman Emperors almost entirely to the fact that, never having played golf, they never knew that strange chastening humility which is engendered by a topped chip shot. If Cleopatra had been ousted in the first round of the Ladies' Singles, we should have heard a lot less of her proud imperiousness.

Single ladies quote When I stand before god at the end of my life I would hope that I would not have
When I stand before god at the end of my life I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.

We all grasp on to a single idea of ourselves, the way aging people dye their hair. It’s no matter that this dye doesn’t fool you. My lady, you don’t dye your hair to decieve other people, or to fool yourself, but rather to cheat your image in your mirror a little.

I want a tutor,” Layla said. “It would make doing homework so much easier.” “Me too,” said Kaitlyn. “If Layla gets one, I get one.” “No daughter of mine will ever have a tutor,” Dad said. “What if we’re failing a course?” asked Layla. His graying eyebrows drew together. “If you fail a single course, young lady, we will pull you out of school and get you a job scrubbing toilets for the rest of your life.

DON PEDRO Come, lady, come; you have lost the heart of Signior Benedick. BEATRICE Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile; and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one: marry, once before he won it of me with false dice, therefore your grace may well say I have lost it. DON PEDRO You have put him down, lady, you have put him down. BEATRICE So I would not he should do me, my lord, lest I should prove the mother of fools.


Single ladies quote The way we do small things determines the way we do everything.
The way we do small things determines the way we do everything.

I love to sing some Beyonce - ya know, like 'All the Single Ladies.

' I'll sing that - maybe not with the body shakin' - but I'll have a little bit of the hand movement going on.