Clare Boothe Luce Quotes

I was having no success at charming him, so I slayed him with pure intellectual superiority. (On dining with Prime Minister Edward Heath)

I wish I could get a man to foot my bills. I’m sick and tired, cooking my own breakfast, sloshing through the rain at 8 A.M., working like a dog. For what? Independence? A lot of independence you have on a woman’s wages. I’d chuck it like that for a decent, or an indecent home.

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.

A man’s home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery.

No good deed goes unpunished.

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress, you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or so distressed the comfortable. (Of Eleanor Roosevelt)

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.

I do not like to go to bed without you. But somehow, lately, even when I’m with you, I seem to go to bed without you. (Letter to her husband, Henry Luce)