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Clare Boothe Luce Quotes by the American playwright

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Love Is a Verb.
Clare Boothe Luce
Title of play

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Clare Boothe Luce

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.
Clare Boothe Luce
On her play, The Women, a castigating appraisal of wealthy, leisured women who take from rather than give to society

They are vulgar and dirty-minded and alien to grace, and I would not, if I could, which I hasten to say I cannot, cross their obscenities with a wit which is foreign to them and gild their futilities with the glamour which by birth and breeding and performance they do not possess.
Clare Boothe Luce
On the women who inspired her play, The Women

All autobiographies are alibi-ographies.
Clare Boothe Luce

Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset.
Clare Boothe Luce
Nancy in play, The Women

Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals with no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
Clare Boothe Luce

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.
Clare Boothe Luce

I'm in my anecdotage.
Clare Boothe Luce

No good deed goes unpunished.
Clare Boothe Luce

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
Clare Boothe Luce

You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.
Clare Boothe Luce

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
Clare Boothe Luce

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.
Clare Boothe Luce

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'
Clare Boothe Luce

The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world because 'these are the good old days' now.
Clare Boothe Luce

But much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still 'globaloney.' Mr. Wallace’s warp of sense and his woof of nonsense is very tricky cloth out of which to cut the pattern of a post-war world.
Clare Boothe Luce
On U.S. Vice-President Henry Wallace's international approach to foreign policy in 1943, in her maiden speech in House of Representatives

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts... It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that it falls so short of in fact and in deeds.
Clare Boothe Luce

You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.
Clare Boothe Luce

It is time to leave the question of the role of women up to Mother Nature - a difficult lady to fool. You have only to give women the same opportunities as men, and you will soon find out what is or is not in their nature. What is in women's nature to do they will do, and you won't be able to stop them. But you will also find, and so will they, that what is not in their nature, even if they are given every opportunity, they will not do - and you won't be able to make them do it.
Clare Boothe Luce

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Clare Boothe Luce - American socialite and dramatist. She satirized New York society, wrote plays, worked as a war correspondent for Life, and served as an ambassador to Italy. She was born March 10, 1903, in New York City, New York, United States, and died October 9, 1987, Washington, D.C., United States.



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