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Helen Rowland Love Quotes and Sayings

Helen Rowland Love Quotes and Sayings

1. Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he’ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

2. After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

3. To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

4. Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.

5. In love, somehow, a man’s heart is always either exceeding the speed limit, or getting parked in the wrong place.

6. Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

7. Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.

8. Marriage is the operation by which a woman’s vanity and a man’s egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.

9. Love, like a chicken salad a restaurant has, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.

10. Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.


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Excerpt from Wikipedia: Helen Rowland (1875–1950) was an American journalist and humorist. For many years she wrote a column in the New York World newspaper called Reflections of a Bachelor Girl. Many of her pithy insights from these columns were published in book form, including Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1909), The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor (1915), and A Guide to Men (1922).

She is often confused with Helen Rowland (born Helene Rubin, later Helene Daniels), a singer on radio and recordings during the 1930s.
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Sayings by Helen Rowland

1. A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run – sit still and ignore him and he’ll come purring at your feet.

2. Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

3. Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can’t be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.

4. Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

5. A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.

6. A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

7. A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.

8. A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

9. The woman who appeals to a man’s vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.

10. A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth – and endures all the rest.

11. And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

12. A good woman inspires a man; a brilliant woman interests him; a beautiful woman fascinates him; and a sympathetic woman gets him.

13. Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature – and another woman to help him forget them.

14. A woman’s flattery may inflate a man’s head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.

15. When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they “don’t understand” one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

16. Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

17. Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman’s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him.

18. To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is ”misunderstood” or that he is ”different”; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good.

19. It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.