Helen Rowland

Journalist, Deceased Person

1875 – 1950


Who was Helen Rowland?

Helen Rowland was an American journalist and humorist. For many years she wrote a column in the New York World newspaper called Reflections of a Bachelor Girl. Many of her pithy insights from these columns were published in book form, including Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor, and A Guide to Men.

She is often confused with Helen May Rowland, a singer-actress who had a brief radio and recording career in the early 1930s.

Famous Quotes:

  • Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
  • Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
  • A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.
  • Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
  • A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
  • Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
  • It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son -- and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
  • Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
  • No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
  • The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.


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on July 23, 2013