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Mignon McLaughlin (1913 – 1983)


American journalist and author.
Mignon McLaughlin
If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.
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The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well.
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A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.




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I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.
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We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
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A young woman can live off the folly of men; a man of any age can live off the folly of women.
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If he suddenly falls in love with someone else, a husband may not start wanting a divorce; but if he suddenly makes a lot of money, he usually will.
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At the beginning of a love affair, not even the neurotic is neurotic.
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An attractive woman likes feminine company until she's twenty, and after she's twenty-five.
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Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin
Life's most painful condition: to be almost a celebrity.




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Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.
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Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to weave.
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Bored with your present enemies? Make new ones! Tell two of your women friends that they look alike.
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Women are good listeners, but itís a waste of time telling your troubles to a man unless thereís something specific you want him to do.
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No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
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All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men.
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Neurosis is no worse than a bad cold; you ache all over, and it's made you a mess, but you won't die from it.
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On stage and off, we care what happens to a beautiful woman, whether she can act well or not.
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Neurotic: someone who can go from the bottom to the top, and back again, without ever once touching the middle.


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