Monday, August 20, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown Quotes.

Helen Gurley Brown, who died last Monday in New York City at age 90, was the legendary long-time editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. I cannot claim to have been a follower of hers during her lifetime, but while reading about her after her death, I became more and more intrigued by the alleged originator of the notion that a woman could “have it all.” 

According to all accounts she was saucy, charismatic, and alway a champion of female empowerment. And while I am not certain I agree with her on all accounts {"If you're not a sex object, you're in trouble" - contradicts the notion of female empowerment in my eyes}, there are a few quotes that immediately resonated with me: 

“Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork—reading, writing, thinking—can.” 

“What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, 
namely you, and never let up.”

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”

“Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.” 

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