- Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
- William Blake
- Talk of unusual swell of waist In maid of honor loosely laced.
- Matthew Green
- Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
- Edna Ferber
The maid that loves goes out to sea upon a shattered plank, and puts her trust in miracles for safety.Edward YoungWomen who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.Anna QuindlenAfter I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.Shirley JonesWhen I’m up on stage, I don’t think about anything except the song I’m singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can’t think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow!Louise NurdingI am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me… I’m a Cancer! We are not ferocious people.Karen BlackMy mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. I said I’d hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit.Jerry HallAn offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man’s property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his.Daniel MorganIn one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room. Exhaustion was the cause. We talked with her later and learned that she worked 17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month – about 50 cents.Agnes Smedley