Quotable Texas Women

Quotable Texas Women

by Susie Kelly Flatau, Lou H. Rodenberger
     
 

Texas women have been eloquent commentators on the life and times of Texans from pioneer days to the present. Hundreds of memorable quotes and quips pay historical tribute to their insights and experiences. Presented in alphabetical order by subject and indexed by author, the quotes include such gems as:

It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got

Overview


Texas women have been eloquent commentators on the life and times of Texans from pioneer days to the present. Hundreds of memorable quotes and quips pay historical tribute to their insights and experiences. Presented in alphabetical order by subject and indexed by author, the quotes include such gems as:

It's not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and let 'er fly.—Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Every expert in this world started out as a beginner.—Suzann Thompson

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend, or a parent.—Barbara Bush

I am Woman—hear me roar. . . . Or is that my vacuum cleaner? —Liz Carpenter

Somewhere deep down, I really feel that every Texas woman ought to own a pair of red boots—even if she never wears them.—Betty Sue Flowers

If Texas were a sane place, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.—Molly Ivins

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?—Linda Ellerbee

It's an honor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court, but it will be even better when we get the second cowgirl on the Supreme Court.—Sandra Day O'Connor

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. —Barbara Jordan

Cook things so you can tell what they are. Good plain food ain't committed no crime an' don't need no disguise.—Mary Lasswell

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"Highly recommended reading"
Texas Books in Review
"A truly enjoyable read, Quotable Texas Women pays historical tribute to the women who have pioneered Texas in different ways and at different times and are generous enough to share their observations gathered along the way. By lending not only their power and strength but also their grace and beauty, these proud women continually refine and enrich their home state. As museum founder Cathy Bonner muses 'Texas women are like snowflakes.' Pretty and lissome, but tough enough to halt traffic."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880510896
Publisher:
State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Patricia Mitchell
The book is small enough to carry around with you, which you will want to do because the wisdom, humor and enlightenment on each page compels you to turn it in order to see what's on the next. It's perfect to page through while waiting for the dentist or the water to boil. Or sit down with it and take in section after section. . . . Quotable Texas Women is a great book to own and to share. However, if you share it, write your name in it to ensure its return. You'll want to read it more than once.

Meet the Author


SUSIE KELLY FLATAU of Austin is the author/co-author of Counter Culture Texas, From My Mother's Hands, Reaching Out to Today's Kids, and Red Boots & Attitude.LOU HALSELL RODENBERGER of Baird, Texas, is co-editor of two books on Texas women writers—Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers and Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own.

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