Mignon McLaughlin


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

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In the theatre, as in life, we prefer a villain with a sense of humor to a hero without one.

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name

Mumps, measles, and puppy love are terrible after twenty.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to weave.

Sooner or later, they govern who are determined to.

The neurotic is always half-drowning in anxiety, and always being half-rescued.

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.

If the second marriage really succeeds, the first one didn't really fail.

Injure a businessman and he'll try to make you sorry; injure an artist and he'll try to make you immortal.

Love one another and you will be happy. It?s as simple and difficult as that.

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in general.

On stage and off, we care what happens to a beautiful woman, whether she can act well or not.

Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.

The neurotic keeps minute track of his enemies; it is only his friends he is careless about.

Theatre audiences can't be made to think and cry: at best, they can be made to think and laugh, or to feel and cry.

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.

If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.

Insult, not flattery, is the great aphrodisiac.

Luck: when your burst of energy doesn't run afoul of someone else's.

My thoughts, I guess, are bitter; who but the bitter have thoughts?

One day you are an apprentice, and everybody's pet; the next, you are coldly expected to deliver. There is never sufficient warning that the second day is coming.

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't.

The neurotic listens to weather reports about Small Craft Warnings, and he thinks: They're talking about me.

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them.

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