Back when I was in my early 20s and working for a Mail Boxes Etc., I had a boss who always wandered around the store munching on an apple and espousing philosophy. He would quote Jung and Freud. He would crack odd jokes that were originated by W.C. Fields. And when it came to cheerleaders for the Washington Huskies, his opinions were entrenched. "Who would want to be known a Husky cheerleader? I know I wouldn't."
In thinking back to that long-lost employer, I started flipping through a book of aphorisms looking for quotes about cheerleaders. While I discovered a dearth of cheerleader material, I did find several great quotes about women in general. Combined with some game day images, a quick little slide show was born.
Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage. ~Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~Aristotle Onassis
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. ~Oscar Wilde
If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody. ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
The chief excitement in a woman's life is spotting women who are fatter than she is. ~Helen Rowland
I'm not against half naked girls—not as often as I'd like to be. ~Benny Hill
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher
Derek Johnson is the author of three books including his latest, Bow Down to Willingham: How White Guilt Enabled a Secretly Malicious Coach to Destroy the Once-Mighty Washington Huskies. You can read a free excerpt at derekjohnsonbooks.com