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Quotes By Mignon McLaughlin


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Mignon McLaughlin:

A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Writing.

A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Medical.

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Parents.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Compatibility, Marriage.

A woman's mink coat represents the sacrifice of a lot of little animals, including her husband.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Money.

All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Love.

Always live up to your standards - by lowering them, if necessary.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes,The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Perfection.

An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Writing.

Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Attitude.

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Hypocrisy.

Desire creates havoc when it is the only thing between two people, or when it is what's missing.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Love.

Desire is in men a hunger, in women only an appetite.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Men, Sex, Women.

Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Procrastination.

Even cowards can endure hardship, only the brave can endure suspense.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Cowardice, Hardship.

Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Language.

Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Conformity.

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Families.

Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Boldness.

Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbors.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Communities.

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Life.

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes - Category: Body.

For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Night.

Forget about calories - everything makes thin people thinner, and fat people fatter.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Dieting.

Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Smoking.

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Category: Boredom, Opportunity.

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Category: Happiness.

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