Mignon McLaughlin


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

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When children are bored, it reflects on us all.

Young lovers and young nations face the same problem: after orgasm, what?

We hear only half of what is said to us, understand only half of that, believe only half of that, and remember only half of that.

When we first fall in love, we feel that we know all there is to know about life, and perhaps we are right.

Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.

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.

If you can tell anyone about it, it's not the worst thing you ever did.

Irrelevant things may happen to you, but once they have happened they all become relevant.

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.

Naturally, the neurotic wants you to love him twice as much, for he's going to cut it in half anyway.

One of life's few really reliable pleasures: to have a family you love, and to leave them for a week.

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.

The neurotic longs to touch bottom, so at least he won't have that to worry about anymore.

There are children born to be children, and others who must mark time till they can take their natural places as adults.

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.

If you had an unhappy childhood, you will always want to sleep late in the morning.

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