A woman's life is nine parts mess to one part magic, you'll learn that soon enough. And the parts that look like magic turn out to be the messiest of all.
- George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
Men have scars, women mysteries.
- George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearth fires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Each woman is like an instrument, waiting to be learned, loved, and finely played, to have at last her own true music made.
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.
- Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Men are easy. A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand, well, God put a lot of thought into making you.
- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
A woman is like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her.
- Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
Three kinds of women in this world. The kind that suck you dry and leave you with nothing. The kind that only want a good time. And the kind that make life worth a damn.
- Abbi Glines, Take a Chance