Mignon McLaughlin


American Author and Journalist, Copy Editor for Vogue magazine and Managing Editor of Glamour magazine

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We sometimes feel that we have been really understood, but it was always long ago, by someone now dead.

When we have been humiliated by someone we love, it takes all our strength to pretend to recover from it.

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn't.

We tell our children things which we know are not so, but which we wish were so.

When you let money speak for you, it drowns out anything else you meant to say.

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

We wake in the night, to stereophonic silence.

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.

We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.

Whether or not you love television, you've got to admit that it certainly loves itself.

We work for praise, and dawdle once we have it.

With each passing year, one has less to say, and knows better how to say it.

What a shame that allowances have to stop with the teens: both those that are paid to us and those that are made for us.

With men, as with women, the main struggle is between vanity and comfort; but with men, comfort often wins.

What we forgive too freely doesn?t stay forgiven.

Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly.

What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures.

Women are good listeners, but it?s a waste of time telling your troubles to a man unless there?s something specific you want him to do.

What you can't get out of, get into whole-heartedly.

Women are never landlocked: they?re always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.

What you were sure of yesterday, you know now to be false, but what you are sure of today is absolutely true.

Women are the right age for just a few years; men, for most of their lives.

We catch frightful glimpses of ourselves in the hostile eyes of others.

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.

Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere.

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American Author and Journalist, Copy Editor for Vogue magazine and Managing Editor of Glamour magazine