Posts tagged "quotes"

Gay Feminist High School Senior Nails Her Yearbook Quote

One of the great regrets of my life is that I didn’t make better use of my high school yearbook senior quote. After all, back then, I had no idea that I would grow up to be a blogger with unlimited internet space for spewing my opinions and musings. Those few characters below my vaguely miserable…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2015

7 Audrey Hepburn Quotes In Honor Of Her 86th Birthday

I’ve never been a big fan of “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” fan, but I will always be a fan of Audrey Hepburn herself. Who wouldn’t be? Aside from her incredible film career, she survived the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War II and later dedicated much of her life to humanitarian work. She seemed like…

Claire Hannum / May 4, 2015

12 “Uplifting” Quotes To Float You Down The Frozen River Of Denial This Winter

I’ve detested winter my whole life, but since it’s inevitable whether I like it or not, I made a little project last year of trying to at least appreciate the season’s finer points. (Sledding! Hot chocolate! Pine trees!) To really commit myself to this (ultimately fruitless) task, I tried to get hyped up by talking to the people in my…

Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

15 Oprah Quotes To Get You Through Your Winter-Fueled Dark Night Of The Soul

Winter has reared its ugly head, everything is bleak outside, and if you’re anything like me and would rather hide under the covers until spring, we could all use a little inspiration. Luckily for us, media goddess and pseudo spiritual teacher Oprah Winfrey (who turned 61 last week!) provides us with an endless supply of…

Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

15 Kickass Lena Dunham Quotes To Celebrate Her New Book

Lena Dunham’s first book, Not That Kind Of Girl, is out today, and The Frisky staff is excited. If the book is anything like the writing she’s put out into the world so far, we can expect a smart and honest take on experiences that are so wildly universal that we’ll be scratching our heads wondering…

Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014

13 Life Lessons Learned From “The Shawshank Redemption” & “Pulp Fiction” On Their 20th Anniversary

It just so happens that two of my all-time favorite movies are both celebrating their 20th Anniversary today. “The Shawshank Redemption” made me laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the legendary acting of one Mr. Morgan Freeman. On the other hand, “Pulp Fiction” opened my eyes to the genius behind Quentin Tarantino’s directing and taught me…

Katie Oldenburg / September 23, 2014

10 Love Quotes That Are Actually Total B.S.

Love: It’s magic, and butterflies in your stomach, and candlelit dinners, and perfectly filtered Instagram pictures, and blah, blah, blah, blah, bleghhh.
Can we cut the crap already? Read all 10 quotes on Your Tango… / July 20, 2014

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (yes, I have been under a rock for the past few years) and am completely swept away by it. Strayed, who’s also behind the much-adored Dear Sugar advice column at The Rumpus (which has been turned into a book called Tiny Beautiful Things, which you will read and then instantly

Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014

Jot It Down: 10 Statement Journals With A Message

You’re an adult now. It’s time to stop jotting things down on receipts and scraps of paper you found in your junk drawer. Whether you’re a writer who always needs a notebook handy, a dreamer who finds inspiration in everyday life or just your average on-the-move guy or gal, your daily musings and messages deserve…

Katie Oldenburg / June 5, 2014

15 Cheerful Quotes About Spring To Help Get Your Happy On

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” I saw this Pablo Neruda quote scrawled onto a sandwich board in Brooklyn this weekend, just as I was coming out of a weeks-long funk. The sun was shining and daffodils were popping out of the ground, and I was sure I…

Claire Hannum / April 27, 2014

7 Delicious Pieces Of Life Advice From Julia Child

One of my best talents is reading buzzed-about books 5-10 years after they come out. If you’re ever browsing at a bookstore and a woman nudges you in the arm to whisper conspiratorially about a great new author she just discovered named David Foster Wallace, well, that’s probably me. In keeping with my late-to-the-literary-party theme,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 7, 2014

Morrissey Hangs With McDreamy, Berates Beyonce, Snubs Marriage

Oh Morrissey! He’s had such a busy weekend! On Friday, “The Boy With a Thorn In His Side” took to the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and took Beyonce to task for purchasing bags made out of rhinoceros. Beyonce’s choice of bags, claimed Moz, are responsible for the extinction of the rhinoceros. Mmkay!

Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain: Here Are Some Of His Most Feminist Quotes

Kurt Cobain would have been 46 today. Do you remember where you were when you found out he’d killed himself? I was in high school art class, likely making some awful riot grrl-inspired art. I liked Nirvana, but at that point considered myself a little too cool to get super into them. They were soooo

Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2013

Roberto Cavalli Gives Karl Lagerfeld A Run For His Money In The Most Quotable Designer Stakes

There are some fashion designers who have managed to attain celebrity status based on their individual personas in conjunction with their brand. Exhibit A: Karl Lagerfeld, the kooky, perpetually politically incorrect, semi-unintentionally hilarious Chanel designer and cat owner for whom I have set a Google Alert. But for every Karl Lagerfeld there’s 20 big-time designer…

Rachel Krause / January 9, 2013

Anna Wintour Dispels Rumors Of A Memoir In A Rare Interview

So much has been said about Anna “Nuclear” Wintour, but she doesn’t seem to say much herself. The longtime Vogue editor-in-chief conducts herself just about as privately as it gets, so when rumors flew last summer that she was in the process of writing a memoir, we had our doubts. After all, the woman only…

Rachel Krause / November 24, 2012

Kristen Stewart Talks “Twilight” Love Triangles While Promoting “Breaking Dawn”

“As a woman, I think it’s really important not to discredit feelings. There weren’t too many difficulties with the whole love triangle thing [in “Twilight”] … If you can get past conventions and what everyone else is thinking, then you can have what you want.”
― While talking “Twilight” at a promotional event, Kristen Stewart waxed…

Rachel Krause / October 25, 2012

Lifestyle Icon: Our Favorite Coco Chanel Quotes

Besides inventing one of the most important pieces in any woman’s wardrobe–the little black dress–fashion icon Coco Chanel has been quoted saying some of the most insightful and poignant things about life, love and the what we wear.

After the jump, we share with you some of our favorite Coco Chanel words of…

Carrie Morrissey / September 30, 2010

“American Psycho” Author Loves The Hills

Who here has seen or read “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis? Remember that scene when the main character (played by the ever-bangable Christian Bale) is running through the halls covered in blood, wielding a chainsaw in hot pursuit of another hooker he wants to kill? Okay, keep that imagine in mind when you read…

Lily Q / June 30, 2009

The Way Anna Wintour Sees Fashion …

“As you see, fashion means different things to different people.” —Anna Wintour responds to PETA members who yelled at her during a talk last night at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. [NY Mag]…

Leonora Epstein / May 13, 2009

Famous Quotes: What Celebs Are Really Saying About Themselves

Celebrities are continuously being caught up in the words they utter in interviews and other sound-bytes. Some celebs say the funniest, most entertaining things. Others are known for their more reserved demeanors.

Ayanna G. / December 26, 2008