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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. “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

16. “At least as a single woman, I had time to pursue my own interests, read voraciously, and travel when opportunity presented.”

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Source : And Only to Deceive

17. “Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. The moment you do is when you have reduced your loved one's affections to a daily biological question: Should I take a dump here or wait till I get home?”

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18. “There were a lot of these middle-aged single types in the neighborhood, shipwrecked by every kind of catastrophe, but she was one of the few who didn't have children, who lived alone, who was still kinda young. Something must have happened, your mother speculated. In her mind, a woman with no child could be explained only by vast untrammelled calamity.Maybe she just doesn't like children.Nobody likes children, your mother assured you. That doesn't mean you don't have them.”

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Author : Junot Díaz
Source : This Is How You Lose Her

19. “Ladies, you have a ton of power if you just understand the fundamental differences between men and women and unaffectedly play by the rules.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

20. “To love without ownership, to love with total trust and faith in that very love, to love with the same faith you have that your heart will keep beating moments from now, that is the ultimate love.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

21. “There will be a time when love is beautiful and passionate and nothing else will exist but you and the person you love, and a time when love hurts so badly that you will wish you wouldn't wake up. I say this. Always, always, always approach love with the heart of the angel you were born with.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

22. “Marry for love. But also choose to marry a man or woman who you love that treats you with the ultimate respect for your expression of who you are at your very core.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

23. “Life is surreal. When you step back and really take a look at it, the irony is absolute.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

24. “Fantasy Is Not Reality, it is unrealistic to expect your future mate to match your fantasies.”

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Source : Insights for Singles: Steps to Find Everlasting Love

25. “We will all experience the judgment of others when we fall in love. Love with your whole being anyway.”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

26. “My feeling on the subject of sex with a man is - don't give it up unless you're willing to give him up. Not in the beginning. Sex is power!”

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Source : Spelling It Out for Your Man

27. “I climb mountains, while you keep sinking in sand.”

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Author : Jenna Karel

28. “The nights you bury your face in your pillow are the only times you need to feel sad, be very relieved because not every relationship is better than being in a relationship with yourself.”

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Author : Amelia.W

29. “You do not need others to validate your self worth, you are single because you hold yourself high, up above anyone. Dont jump into anything just because you needed to be like everybody else.”

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Author : Amelia.W

30. “Dont envy those who found love fast, they probably closed an eye to many things that you wouldnt and when you finally found someone that fits you, you are gonna have a smoother ride than those who rushed.”

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Author : Amelia.W

31. “When you are feeling sad and lonely because you are single, remember that there are a lot of people stuck in bad relationships who wish they could be in your shoes.”

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Source : Psychic Wisdom on Love and Relationships

32. “The ''good-enough marriage'' is definitely not good enough for today's singles. We're not content to marry someone who happens to live down the street and gets along okay with our parents.”

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Author : Aziz Ansari
Source : Modern Romance

33. “I hoped Claire would have a girl. A nephew would be fun until he got his first erection and then he'd be like the rest of them.”

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Source : A State of Jane

34. “don't ever think that you're a single in total freedom,but think of combating the forces of lust.”

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35. “Falling in love can be likened to someone, falling from a high building. The possible result will be unconsciousness if not death. Take it that, anybody that falls in love is either unconscious or dead.”

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36. “You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.”

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Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass