Mignon McLaughlin


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

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To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life work.

If it came true, it wasn?t much of a dream.

In retrospect, our triumphs could as easily have happened to someone else; but our defeats are uniquely our own.

Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.

Most women would like to dress imaginatively, but they glare at any woman who does.

Of all second-class citizens, neurotics are the only ones who are so by choice.

Self-confidence grows on trees, in other people's orchards.

The neurotic has perfect vision in one eye, but he cannot remember which.

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn't even know they carried.

Too much money is as demoralizing as too little, and there's no such thing as exactly enough.

If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors.

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.

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