1903-1987, American Diplomat, Writer
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Love]
A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Home]
Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Jealousy]
But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?
Clare Boothe Luce – [Women]
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [With] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Communism and Socialism]
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Courage]
I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Enemies]
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Thoughts and Thinking]
In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Elections]
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that — being what it is — it falls so short of in fact and in deed.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Lies and Lying]
Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Feminism]
No good deed goes unpunished.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Pessimism]
No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. [On Eleanor Roosevelt]
Clare Boothe Luce – [Comfort]
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Family]
You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Divorce]
You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.
Clare Boothe Luce – [Apathy]