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Thirteen Inspirational Quotes From Eleanor Roosevelt, I Think

Every quote ever said by a woman was said by Eleanor Roosevelt, I think.

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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I think???

"If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I think

"Government ‘help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution." -Eleanor Roosevelt, I think

"Paris is always a good idea." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I thinkkkkk

"Work is the province of cattle." - Eleanor Roosevelt, eye think

"Oy with the poodles already." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I think.

"~~HeRe'S tO tHe NiGhTs We'LL nEvEer ReMeMbEr WiTh ThE fRiEnDs We'LL nEvEr FoRgEt~~" -eLeAnOr RoOsEvElT, i ThInK

"When I first moved to New York, I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I think!!!

"They say the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is lipstick." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I THINK

"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty." - Eleanor Roosevelt, I thiiiink

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Definitely Eleanor Roosevelt. Definitely.

Claire Carusillo lives in a bedroom in New York City. Follow @clocarus for an open discussion of books, bread, and eyebrows.