Bachelorhood Quotes

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1. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”

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Author : Coco Chanel

2. “I'm single because I was born that way.”

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Author : Mae West

3. “Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.”

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Author : Mae West
Source : The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

4. “Which crime has the female sex committed to be sentenced to the harsh necessity which consists of being locked up all life either as a prisoner or a slave? I call the nuns prisoners and the married women slaves.”

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5. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

6. “LEONATOWell, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.BEATRICENot till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a pierce of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? No, uncle, I'll none: Adam's sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

7. “LEONATOWell, then, go you into hell?BEATRICENo, but to the gate; and there will the devil meet me, like an old cuckold, with horns on his head, and say 'Get you to heaven, Beatrice, get you to heaven; here's no place for you maids:' so deliver I up my apes, and away to Saint Peter for the heavens; he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry as the day is long.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

8. “If [God] send me no husband, for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees every morning and evening ...”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

9. “If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

10. “[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

11. “[F]rom my years of understanding ... I happily chose this kind of life in which I yet live [i.e., unmarried], which I assure you for my own part hath hitherto best contented myself and I trust hath been most acceptable to God. From the which if either ambition of high estate offered to me in marriage by the pleasure and appointment of my prince ... or if the eschewing of the danger of my enemies or the avoiding of the peril of death ... could have drawn or dissuaded me from this kind of life, I had not now remained in this estate wherein you see me. But so constant have I always continued in this determination ... yet is it most true that at this day I stand free from any other meaning that either I have had in times past or have at this present.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

12. “(Response to King Erik XIV of Sweden's proposal of marriage:)"[W]hile we perceive ... the zeal and love of your mind towards us is not diminished, yet in part we are grieved that we cannot gratify your Serene Highness with the same kind of affection. And that indeed does not happen because we doubt in any way of your love and honour, but, as often we have testified both in words and writing, that we have never yet conceived a feeling of that kind of affection towards anyone.We therefore beg your Serene Highness again and again that you be pleased to set a limit to your love, that it advance not beyond the laws of friendship for the present nor disregard them in the future. ... We certainly think that if God ever direct our hearts to consideration of marriage we shall never accept or choose any absent husband how powerful and wealthy a Prince soever. But that we are not to give you an answer until we have seen your person is so far from the thing itself that we never even considered such a thing. I have always given both to your brother ... and also to your ambassador likewise the same answer with scarcely any variation of the words, that we do not conceive in our heart to take a husband but highly commend this single life, and hope that your Serene Highness will no longer spend time in waiting for us.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

13. “I say this explicitly, that it is impossible for me to marry. That is the way it is for me. My temper is a mortal enemy to this horrible yoke, which I would not accept, even if I thus would become the ruler of the world.”

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14. “There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”

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Author : Greta Garbo
Source : Greta and Cecil

15. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

16. “The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It's followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.”

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Author : Nora Ephron

17. “LADY BRACKNELLAlgernon is an extremely, I may almost say an ostentatiously, eligible young man. He has nothing, but he looks everything. What more can one desire?”

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Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Importance of Being Earnest

18. “Those who don't have a wife should sublimate their sexual energies with outdoor sports or long walks.”

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Source : Fundamental Notions Of Endocrinology And Criminology: Gnosis, Practical Alchemy, Criminal Justice And Clairvoyance

19. “They say bachelors have all the fun. Not so. You just get old and full of sand, nasty.”

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Author : Stephen King
Source : The Stand

20. “you areas fleetingly beautifulas a mother’s tearsand a father’s pranksa brother’s bachelorhoodand a best friend’s bad mooda bride’s glittering jittersand a handsome stranger’s smile.”

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Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

21. “It seems hard to remain a bachelor...to model your appearance and behaviour on one or two bachelors remembered from your youth. That is how it will be, only that in reality it will be you yourself standing there, today and later, with a body and a real head, and so with a brow too, to strike with your hand.”

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Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Metamorphosis and Other Stories

22. “...and, according to my nearest and dearest, practically a half-witted bachelor at that.”

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23. “The best thing for a bachelor is to get a wife who will really cooperate in the great work.”

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Source : Fundamental Notions Of Endocrinology And Criminology: Gnosis, Practical Alchemy, Criminal Justice And Clairvoyance

24. “Chemistry has energy and it's meant to be felt.”

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25. “The four food groups of bachelorhood: Frozen, Cold Cuts, Breakfast Cereal, and Takeout.”

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Source : City on Fire

26. “The celibate must firmly keep himself in Brahma Charya (i.e. chastity) until his wife arrives, he has to firmly establish himself in Brahma Charya and it is not possible to remain in Brahma Charya if we do not know how to transmute the sexual energy.”

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