Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
Do you ask what sort of a maid I desire or dislike, Flaccus? I dislike one too easy and one too coy. The just mean, which lies between the two extremes, is what I approve; I like neither that which tortures nor that which cloys.
As children, we looked up to our maids and our nannies, who were playing in some ways the role of our mothers. They were paid to be nice to us, to look after us, teach us things and take time out of their day to be with us. As a child you think of these people as an extension of your mother.
Fly not yet; 't is just the hour When pleasure, like the midnight flower That scorns the eye of vulgar light, Begins to bloom for sons of night And maids who love the moon.
Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.
First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the movie business at that time, no one had Mexican maids.
There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in 'Old Maid'; the player who is finally left with it has lost.
I never saw film stars at home. We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
After 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.
Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
Acquaintance many, and conquaintance few, But for inquaintance I know only two - The friend I've wept and the maid I woo.
To many a youth and many a maid, dancing in the chequer'd shade.
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
When 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!
Old maids do not mind giving people trouble.
Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.
In Hollywood through the 50s, there were black, English, and Middle European housekeepers and maids.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
I 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... Im a Cancer! We are not ferocious people.
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