Helen Gurley Brown Quotes


"I think a single woman's biggest problem is coping with the people who are trying to marry her off!"

Helen Gurley Brown

"Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can."

Helen Gurley Brown

"A man likes to sleep with a brainy girl. She’s a challenge. If he makes good with her, he figures he must be good himself."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Two warm bodies and one cold bottle of champagne will produce something more wonderful than would happen without the champagne."

Helen Gurley Brown

"It's unrealistic to think you can only have one good product. People are not that poor. They can buy what they want."

Helen Gurley Brown

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

Helen Gurley Brown

"Never throw anything good away, real wool, pure silk. Put it away and wait for it to come back."

Helen Gurley Brown

"There is no better way to get to know someone than to have an affair … it can save years of lunches."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Feeling insecure is good for you. It forces you to do something better, drives you to use all your talents."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Love doesn't drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator."

Helen Gurley Brown

"I care. I care a lot. I think of Cosmopolitan all day, and I run scared. So it's a combination of fright, caring and anxiety."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Never throw anything good away, real wool, pure silk. Put it away and wait for it to come "The faster you get back to people, the less brilliant you have to be."."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Feed the alligators and you get bigger alligators."

Helen Gurley Brown

"You can have your titular recognition. I'll take the money and the power."

Helen Gurley Brown

"People never get tired of looking at beautiful pictures of gorgeous girls."

Helen Gurley Brown

"My own philosophy is if you're not having sex, you're finished. It separates the girls from the old people."

Helen Gurley Brown

"If you do the best you can, no matter how bad the situation, you probably are going to come out okay."

Helen Gurley Brown

"If I had to choose between sex and food, I would choose food, but I'd choose sex over nearly everything else."

Helen Gurley Brown

"I care. I care a lot. I think of Cosmopolitan all day, and I run scared. So it's a combination of fright, caring and anxiety."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Good posture is the one most important thing anybody can do now to look better."

Helen Gurley Brown

"The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard."

Helen Gurley Brown

"You know you can't hope yourself a better life - you must take yourself there."

Helen Gurley Brown

"The only reason a man doesn't call is that he doesn't want to."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Do what's in front of you as well as possible. Keep going until you realize what you're best at."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Sex is one of the three best things out there, and I don't even know what the other two are."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Get up and do it if it needs to be done, even if you hate it!"

Helen Gurley Brown

"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep."

Helen Gurley Brown

"Don't use men to get what you want in life. Get it yourself."

Helen Gurley Brown

"The happiest people I know are not those who are the most beautiful, rich or famous. The happiest people I see are simply those who stay cheerful and try to cheer up others while getting through their own bad stuff"

Helen Gurley Brown

"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense."

Helen Gurley Brown

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