Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.

 


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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

Categorized by Process | Topic

From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Jokes, Cartoons and Wisdom

The World According to Mae West
 

Comedic actress Mae West was an original. Her repartee was considered a bit risqué for its day, and still raises an eyebrow today. She was a master of the double-entendre, that is, the witty use of words having a double meaning. Enjoy her unique perspective and keen observation of gender relations. Here is the world, according to Mae West.

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"Too much of a good thing is simply wonderful"

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"Come up and see me sometime."

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"It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it."

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"Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you."

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"Virtue has its own reward, but has no sale at the box office."

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"Hatcheck girl to West, "Goodness, what lovely diamonds."
West: "Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie."

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"No gold-digging for me...I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday."

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"It takes two to get one in trouble. "

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"I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit."

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"A man in the house is worth two in the street. "

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"Beulah, peel me a grape. "

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"It is better to be looked over than overlooked."


George Demont Otis      Bend in the River

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"To West: "I've been doing a lot of thinking about you lately."
West: "You must be awful tired."

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"Men are easy to get but hard to keep."

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"I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action. "

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"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. "

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"You've got to rock with the rock and roll with the roll."

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"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."

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"To West: "I can always tell a lady when I see one."
West: "Yeah? What do you tell 'em?"

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"The score never interested me, only the game."

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"Too many girls follow the line of least resistance—but a good line is hard to resist."

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"It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. "

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"Some men are all right in their place—if they only knew the right places!"

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"Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from."

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"I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them."

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"Any time you got nothing to do—and lots of time to do it—come on up."

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"Men are all alike—except the one you've met who's different."

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"All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else."

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"Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I'd have to give it up."

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"It's not the men in my life that counts— it's the life in my men."

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"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"

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"I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing."

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"Women with "pasts" interest men because men hope that history will repeat itself."

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"Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring."

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"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond. "

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"When a girl goes bad-men go right after her."

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"There are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin."

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"The best way to learn to be a lady is to see how other ladies do it."

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"Let men see what's coming to them, and women will get what's coming to them."

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"I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them."

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"When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."

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"I like a man who's good, but not too good-for the good die young, and I hate a dead one."

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"Kiss and make up—but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss."

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"Some women pick men to marry-and others pick them to pieces."

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"Good women are no fun. . . The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag. "

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"The curve is more powerful than the sword."

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"A woman in love can't be reasonable-or she probably wouldn't be in love."

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"You can do what you want, but saving love doesn't bring any interest."

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"Love isn't an emotion or an instinct-it's an art. "

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"I've been things and seen places."

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"Love is the only industry that can't operate on a five-day week."

"Women want certain things in marriage-the right to a title and a front seat in the lap of luxury. "

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"Save a boyfriend for a rainy day-and another, in case it doesn't."

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"It's easy to get married, but hard to stay that way."

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"A girl in the convertible is worth five in the phone book."

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"Life's just a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring."

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"You may admire a girl's curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles. "

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"The best way to hold a man is in your arms. "

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"An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises."

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"He who hesitates is last. "

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"He who hesitates is a damned fool."

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"I take it out in the open and laugh at it. "

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"I'm single because I was born that way."

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"*The best way to behave is to misbehave. "

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"Look your best-who said love is blind?"

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"Brains are an asset to the woman in love who's smart enough to hide 'em."

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"Girls, give all your gentlemen friends an even break, even if you have to break them in the attempt. "

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"If you put your foot in it, be sure it's your best foot."

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"Cultivate your curves—they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided."

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"Love thy neighbor-and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. Don't ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays."

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"It's all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he's perfect."


George Demont Otis      San Venetia Marsh

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"A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."

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"Marriage is a great institution. No family should be without it."

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"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution, yet."

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"A man has more character in his face at forty than at twenty—he has suffered longer."

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"Don't come crawlin' to a man for love-he likes to get a run for his money."

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"Don't cry for a man who's left you—the next one may fall for your smile."

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"Don't marry a man to reform him—that's what reform schools are for."

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"Don't keep a man guessing too long-he's sure to find the answer somewhere else."

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"To West: "How do you do, Miss West?"
West: "How do you do what?"

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"I used to be Snow White...but I drifted."

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"To West: "I'd give half my life for just one kiss." West: "Then kiss me twice."

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"I've been in Who's Who, and I know what's what, but it'll be the first time I ever made the dictionary. "

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"(Explaining the mirror over her bed) "I like to know what I'm doing."

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"To West: "Oh, Miss West, I've heard so much about you."
West: "Yeah, honey, but you can't prove a thing."

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"To West: "Do you like the new styles or the old?"
West: "You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins (sins)."

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"You ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini."

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"Never ask a man where's he's been. If he's out on legitimate business, he doesn't need an alibi. And, girls, if he has been out on illegitimate business, it's your own fault."

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To West: "What kind of man is most satisfactory?"
West: "Personally, I like two types of men-domestic and foreign."

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"When introduced to a rangy cowboy-type who tells her he's six-foot-seven-inches, she flaunts her hips and says, "Let's forget the six feet, and talk about the seven inches."

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"I'm the girl that lost her reputation and never missed it."

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"I never loved another person the way I loved myself."

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"It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any."

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"To err is human, but it feels divine."

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"When asked how she knew so much about men: "Baby, I went to night school."

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"He: "I wonder what kind of woman you are?"
She: "Too bad I don't give out samples."

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"He: "I don't suppose you believe in marriage."
She: "Only as a last resort."

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"Sex must be in the face, not the body. If you have to show your body, then you haven't got it, dear."

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"Fan: "I've heard so much about you!"
She: "Yeah, but you can't prove a thing."

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He: "Are you in town for good?"
She: "I expect to be here, but not for good."

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"I always say, keep a diary and some day it'll keep you."

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"Speak up for yourself, or you'll end up a rug."

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"Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache."

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"It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean."

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"A gold rush is what happens when a line of chorus girls spot a man with a bank roll."

 

 


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