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They laid their hands upon my head, They stroked my cheek and brow; And time could heal a hurt, they said, And time could dim a vow. And they were pitiful and mild Who whispered to me then; The heart that breaks in April, child; Will mend i
A scrupulous writer in every sentence that he writes will ask himself. . . What am I trying to say? What words will express it?...And he probably asks himself. . . Could I put it more shortly? But you are not obliged to go to all this trouble. You can shi
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.
Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.
I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
They sicken of the calm that know the storm.
I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.
Art is a form of catharsis
When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you.
Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
She (Katherine Hepburn) runs the gamut of emotions from A to B
Scratch a lover, find a foe
Gratitude - the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.