Helen Gurley Brown Quotes

Helen Gurley Brown Quotes: The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.
Work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up.
good girls go to heaven and bad girls go everywhere
Now it's somewhat easier for a woman to be a film producer or something like that if she wants, though it's not that easy. But to be any kind of successful woman took a lot of doing in the '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s... in the '70s it's getting simpler.
Trying to describe a good marriage is like trying to describe your adrenal glands. You know they're in there functioning but you don't really understand how they work.
I just had the idea that all the covergirls should be gorgeous, and not just interesting, not beautiful in an offbeat or exotic way, just plain yummy gorgeous.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing everyone a disservice by perpetuating the idea that beautiful is better than plain, because having done everything just about that you can do, sparing no expense, and not effort, to become better looking, I know that only so much can be done.
you want to write a book for so many reasons ... The main reason ... is because it will make you well-known and beloved and popular and successful and famous and respected. You also write ... to make money, but that motivation is not first on the list.
I think I'm a fairly average person, I think I have only a medium IQ. I didn't go to college, obviously.
Never expect anybody - except possibly your analyst - to be as thrilled about your sex life as you are.
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
Charm is the next best asset after looks and brains - and can almost make up for looks.
Every morning when I'm thrashing around on the floor doing my solid hour of heavy exercises I'm not really doing that for anyone but myself. It makes me feel good.
I've just been so lucky. I don't know if you're really able to take advantage of your full potential until you're older. There are a few people who are incredibly gifted and make it when they are very young, but I didn't. With women it takes longer. You just keep working and when you finally get it, it feels very, very nice.
some bosses are so greedy (for themselves only) they forget underlings are not thirteenth-century peasants who can be satisfied with a glass of mead and three festivals a year.
There is no better way to get to know someone than to have an affair ... it can save years of lunches.
People's lives change. To keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes -- pretty soon your closet is so jammed and everything so crushed you can't find anything to wear. Help these friends when they need you; bless the years and happy times when you meant a lot to each other, but try not to have the guilts if new people mean more to you now.
Two warm bodies and one cold bottle of champagne will produce something more wonderful than would happen without the champagne.