A quotation that cheered me up today - quoted in an opinion piece in the London Evening Standard, in defence of spinsters, broadly defined as women who do not settle down in a permanent relationship and have babies:
"There have been several Duchesses of Westminster, but there is only one Chanel"
In some obscure way it reminds me of one I have on my desktop at work (the French pronunciation is important for this one):
"I have many good moments, but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan."
-- Eric Cantona
I think they do have a common theme going on there. Other than being French.