Top Ladylike Quotes

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1. "My style is definitely not ladylike - frills and bows kinda scare me - but I like the military look because I love that olive green khaki color."
Author: Cameron Russell
2. "I flutter my eyes ladylike. "I know the green fairy is absinthe, but what's the white angel?" "Cocaine. Wilde, by the way frequents this café. He claims he once saw an angel fluttering over the square. I image what he saw flying was one of the stone angels from atop the Opera across the street. No doubt he saw the image after partaking of cocaine and absinthe."
Author: Carol McCleary
3. "It will just upset you."No my freaking way! He didn't just tell me I'm weak to him, did he?"Yes, Ian. Thanks for reminding me I am just a dang girl in your eyes." A string of not ladylike curse words went across the marquee of my brain."Be reasonable," he snipped out at me.Oh.No.He.Didn't. "Reasonable caught a train to Canada. Meet her peeved counterpart who wants to snap boy parts off and sterilize them to spare the future generations of learning that equal doesn't mean jack squat." - Grace"
Author: Cyndi Goodgame
4. "Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents."
Author: Daisy Fuentes
5. "I won't be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult."
Author: E.M. Forster
6. "When we were only acquaintances, you let me be myself, but now you're always protecting me... I won't be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult. Can't I be trusted to face the truth but I must get it second-hand through you? A woman's place!"
Author: E.M. Forster
7. "If I could just have him until the day was over. Just a few more hours. But he was gone. I clasped my hand tightly over my mouth and felt a trembling that started deep inside move out to make all of me shake. I had a mighty impulse, it truly was mighty, to rise to my feet and howl. To overturn the chair and nightstand, to rip at my clothes, to bring down the very walls around us. But of course I did not do that. I pulled an elemental sense of outrage back inside and smoothed it down. I forced something far too big into something far too small, and this made for a surprising and unreasonable weight, as mercury does. I noticed sounds coming from my throat, little unladylike grunts. I saw that everything I'd ever imagined about what it would feel like when was pale. Was wrong. Was the shadow and not the mountain. And then, "It's all right," I said, quickly. "It's all right." To whom? I wondered later."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
8. "Since Mom wasn't exactly the most useful person in the world, one lesson I learned at an early age was how to get things done, and this was a source of both amazement and concern for Mom, who considered my behavior unladylike but also counted on me. "I never knew a girl to have such gumption," she'd say. "But I'm not too sure it's a good thing."
Author: Jeannette Walls
9. "Sure. Whatever. She's all yours."Daemon grinned. "That she is."My hand was twitching to connect with his face. "I am not yours." A small part of me wanted his to deny my words, though."Shush it," he said, walking up to me."How about I shush it right up you—""Kitten, your language is so unladylike."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
10. "Thanks," I muttered and added under my breath, "Douchebag."He laughed, deep and throaty. "Now that's not very ladylike, Kittycat."I whipped around. "Don't ever call me that," I snapped."It's better than calling someone a douchebag, isn't it?" He pushed out the door. "This has been a stimulating visit. I'll cherish it for a long time to come."Okay. That was it. "You know, you're right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you," I said, smiling sweetly. "You're a dickhead.""A dickhead?" he repeated. "How charming."I flipped him off."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
11. "Be as pissed off as you want to be. Don't hold back because you think it's unladylike or some such nonsense. We shouldn't be shamed out of our anger. We should be using it. Using it to make change in our own lives, and using it to make change in the lives around us. (I know, I'm cheesy.) So the next time someone calls you emotional, or asks if you're PMSing, call them on their bullshit."
Author: Jessica Valenti
12. "-Hardly knowing what i was doing, i began to hit the table with one hand as i sang in a low voice. Big cows" -thump- "lumps of meat" -thump. His widened. "Give me milk" -thump- "warm and sweet."I stopped abruptly, pressing my lips together as I realized what I had just sung. The ridiculousness of it struck me forcibly and I knew I could not goon without laughing. We stared at each other,locked in a stalemate, his eyes brimming with laughter, his lips trembling. My chin quivered. Against my will, a sound burst from me. It was a very unladylike snort.-"
Author: Julianne Donaldson
13. "Lady," we always call each other, partly a joke, partly in earnest, using still the old word, in its full flavor a kind of exorcism against "saleslady," "old lady," "ladylike." Relishing the anachronism, even the formality a type of aphrodisiac, a contrast to our delight in the horny, the vulgar, the vernacular which we cultivate just as ardently."
Author: Kate Millett
14. "Go to the devil, Captain Drake. (Serenity)That's not very ladylike! (Morgan)Then try this one. Go to hell, and…and rot! (Serenity)"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
15. "Audrey: I was wet.Michael: Sweat.Audrey: I don't sweat.Michael: Well, ladylike perspiration, then."
Author: L.J. Smith
16. "Testosterone overload?" Merinus gave an unladylike grunt. "More like asshole overload if you ask me."
Author: Lora Leigh
17. "...at Newsweek only girls with college degrees--and we were called "girls" then--were hired to sort and deliver the mail, humbly pushing our carts from door to door in our ladylike frocks and proper high-heeled shoes. If we could manage that, we graduated to "clippers," another female ghetto. Dressed in drab khaki smocks so that ink wouldn't smudge our clothes, we sat at the clip desk, marked up newspapers, tore out releveant articles with razor-edged "rip sticks," and routed the clips to the appropriate departments. "Being a clipper was a horrible job," said writer and director Nora Ephron, who got a job at Newsweek after she graduated from Wellesley in 1962, "and to make matters worse, I was good at it."
Author: Lynn Povich
18. "A very ladylike bosom," she said, approvingly."There's nothing there," I complained.The clerk grinned. "I have been fitting bras for twenty-five years and noone ever thinks her breasts are good enough," she said. "You'll save yourself alot of unhappiness if you accept and enjoy what you have. Neat little breasts arevery chic."
Author: Marta Acosta
19. "How about y'all take a seat now, and let's get right to business,' Muffy says as she tucks her cream-colored skirt beneath her in a ladylike manner. We all do as she suggested and take a seat, with the exception of Special Agent Lancaster, who declares he'd prefer to stand. I suppose if he sat down, the stick up his butt would lodge so deeply into his brain that he would instantly expire, and then we'd have another corpse on our hands, so it's just as well."
Author: Meg Cabot
20. "How unladylike of you to mention such a thing."
Author: Melina Marchetta
21. "After history, which I occasionally enjoy, and French, which I tres don't, I have double art. The art studio hasn't been changed in, like, a hundred years. The floors are battered and creaky and covered with so many layers of dried paint that if looks like Jackson Pollock Was Here, minus the cigarette butts.Apparently, past generations of Willing Art Girls had tossed their cigarettes onto the tiled window well outside rather than onto the floor. "They were more ladylike," Cat Vernon told me once, pointing out the window beside her easle. The butts are gone, but there are burn marks, scattered like leopard spots,over the terra-cotta surface."
Author: Melissa Jensen
22. "Casey glanced at her plate again, recalling the posters of her elementary school lunchroom: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. So, how much you ate indicated the quantity of your desire. Walter was also implying that how quickly you got your food revealed the likelihood of achieving your goals. She was in fact terribly hungry, but she'd pretended to be otherwise to be ladylike and had moved away from the table to be agreeable, and now she'd continue to be hungry" (Free Food For Millionaires, p.92.)"
Author: Min Jin Lee
23. "I try hard to look hip but ladylike; current, but not like I'm trying to be 16."
Author: Morgan Fairchild
24. "Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike."
Author: Mother Jones
25. "[Women need to realize that with] what they have in their hands there is no limit to what they could accomplish. The trouble is they let the capitalists make them believe they wouldn't be ladylike."
Author: Mother Jones
26. "I'm the idiot box. I'm the TV. I'm the all-seeing eye and the world of the cathode ray. I'm the boob tube. I'm the little shrine the family gathers to adore.' 'You're the television? Or someone in the television?' 'The TV's the altar. I'm what people are sacrificing to.' 'What do they sacrifice?' asked Shadow.'Their time, mostly,' said Lucy. 'Sometimes each other.' She raised two fingers, blew imaginary gunsmoke from the tips. Then she winked, a big old I Love Lucy wink.'You're a God?' said Shadow.Lucy smirked, and took a ladylike puff of her cigarette. 'You could say that,' she said."
Author: Neil Gaiman
27. "She hit us," the woman shrieked. That was the gist of it anyway. There were a lot of unladylike words that began with "F," with various "C" words thrown in for leavening.…"Ben's better," I murmured. "He's more creative when he swears.""He does it in that English accent, which is too cool."
Author: Patricia Briggs
28. "Though we eat little flesh and drink no wine,Yet let's be merry; we'll have tea and toast;Custards for supper, and an endless hostOf syllabubs and jellies and mincepies,And other such ladylike luxuries."
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
29. "Besdies, to turn me ladylike might have rendered me useless and possibly ornamental."
Author: Richard Peck
30. "Apparently, Clytius hadn't expected her to be quite so suicidal. He was slow raising his sword. By the time he slashed, Hazel had ducked between his legs and jabbed her Imperial gold blade into his gluteus maximus. Not very ladylike. The nuns at St. Agnes would never have approved. But it worked."
Author: Rick Riordan
31. "Not very ladylike."
Author: Rick Riordan
32. "His name feels like a secret, and now he's wearing it on his wrist. I want to know all about this girl who put it there. What she looks like. If she's got freckles, fair hair or dark, like his. If she's scrappy or etheral, funny or serious, scrape-kneed or ladylike. I know that she loves him, so I want to know everything else. But West doesn't want to share her with me. I shouldn't keep trying to scale these walls he puts up. I'm a terrible climber."
Author: Robin York
33. "If only others knew that Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, proper, well-behaved spinster, entertained deep-seated and certainly unladylike thoughts about fictional heroes."
Author: Sarah MacLean
34. "You, uh, caught me there at an unladylike moment. Mrs. Wattlesbrook would probably box my ears.""That's why I spoke. I wanted to let you know you were not alone before you did something--something worse.""Like what?""Whatever women do when they think they're alone."
Author: Shannon Hale
35. "Refusing to lean back against him, Colleen sat ramrod straight until they reached the road. "I guess I should say thank you for saving my life," she muttered then turned and slapped Faolán hard across the face. "And that's for you having to save it in the first place. And I'm not your woman, you big, arrogant, lying, betraying…faery loving…" She searched for the perfect insult and couldn't find one, "…Scot." She gave a very unladylike snort. "Happy now? That fiery enough for you?"
Author: Shannon MacLeod
36. "She had influenced him more than any person he had ever known. And always in this way coming before him without his wishing it, cool, ladylike, critical; or ravishing, romantic."
Author: Virginia Woolf
37. "And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike."
Author: Wanda Sykes
38. "Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out."
Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

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