"Women are the most curious of all the animal critters in the world. I have made a lifelong study of women, under all climatic conditions, and a I reckon there ain't a varmint loose in the woods or water that takes as much figgerin' with no real answer. You can train a no-'count dog, or fool a fish, or outguess a fox, or outsmart a coon, or make a buck deer run your way, but there is no real past performance that you can use against a woman to cut her off at the draw. Just about the time you got her figgered she whips out a fresh bag of tricks, and you got to start all over again."
"The Women Drive You to the Poolrooms"
The Old Man and the Boy, 1953