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A Life In Quotes: Mae West

If there is anything better than the first sunny day in New York City, then I don’t know what it is.  Even when we don’t get a lot of snow here it’s still nice to see the sun shining out over the city and even better when it’s setting behind the Palisades and I can sit out on the terrace with a beer and a book or four.

I was researching content for another site I’m writing for and came across a Mae West quote that I wanted to use as an intro.

That quote made me think about the past three years and how much has happened since ‘The Runner’ and I divorced. And, is it alright to admit to you right now that I have never missed him?  That used to keep me up at nights.  How could I be with someone for over ten years and not miss them?  I guess the easiest way to explain it is by saying that there’s no need for me to explain it anymore. 

I used to try to come up with reasons for so many things and now I’ve just stopped trying to explain air to birds, for lack of a better phrase. Yes, I just made that up. I might copyright it because it sounds so poetically ridiculous.

Mae West would have come up with a far better phrase I am sure. And to prove my own point, I give you life lessons as learned through Mae West quotes:

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”

                Perhaps if I had learned this lesson a decade ago, I’d have been far less likely to become anyone other than myself.

“Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile.”

                Interesting that it took a trip to Paris for me to see the relevance in this one.

“It’s not the men in your life that matter, it’s the life in your men.”

                Should I ever get married again, I will keep this in mind.

“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.”

                For years I tried to either show my backside or my front, but never both at once.  The closer I get to 40, the more I realize they are there for a reason.

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.”

                Ahh, what if I said I sometimes feel as though they want to protect me from me.

“Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else”

                Hmm…for some reason, I thought my mom coined this one.

“Love thy neighbor — and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.”

                I have never, ever, had a neighbor who was all three of these at once.  I need to start looking at new places to live.

“Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.”

                And there it is…the reason I believe in love.  I earn my own living and have great teeth thanks to my dad.

And now I am off – to work, but I’m doing it today from the beach because I am sure that this will make up for my having to cancel a much-needed, much-anticipated trip to Canada to see some of my favorite girlfriends this weekend.

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Dee Dee Mozeleski

  • Swimmy

    Hope you enjoy your trip! A blogger at the other place, mentioned you were going to visit her, so I can tell you right now that you’re going to a wonderful area :D

    • http://www.bubblesdeux.com BubblesDeux

      I had to cancel my much-anticipated trip because of work! But I know the ladies are having a blast and sending good vibes my way!

  • Krissy

    I grew up in NYC and have moved to England, its nice here but you dont seem to get the “buzz” that was in NYc with the sunny or snowy days

  • http://www.gopetplan.com/ Debra Terrell

    Trust me it doesnt sound poetically ridiculous! I think is is something new, dont copyright it, I will be using it!! But on a serious note, I loved the quote “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile.”

    I have been in a same relationship for over 9 years now and the love is still intact.

    Honestly, loved your post and thank you for wonderful quotes!

    • http://www.bubblesdeux.com BubblesDeux

      Hi Debra, and welcome!

      9 years is a wonderful number! My daughter said that 9 was her favorite year for all sorts of reasons! I think love happens and sticks around for all sorts of reasons and I bet Mae had a quote for that, too!

  • http://lovequotes4life.com Linda Zenson

    My daughter said that 9 was her favorite year for all sorts of reasons! I think love happens and sticks around for all sorts of reasons and I bet Mae had a quote for that, too!

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