Mignon McLaughlin


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

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Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.

A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine.

At the beginning of a love affair, not even the neurotic is neurotic.

Desire is in men a hunger, in women only an appetite.

Good-looking girls break hearts, and good-hearted girls mend them.

A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.

Be glad that you're greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren't.

Despair is anger with no place to go.

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.

A woman's mink coat represents the sacrifice of a lot of little animals, including her husband.

Beauty often fades, but seldom so swiftly as the joy it gives us.

Did that leave an undesirable taste in your mouth? Let?s take a swig.

Groups of girls are pretty, or not; they are seldom mixed.

A young woman can live off the folly of men; a man of any age can live off the folly of women.

Being Irish is, no matter how real, a pose.

Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.

Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.

After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage!

Being neurotic is like shooting fish in a barrel, and missing them.

Every American child should grow up knowing a second language, preferably English.

He's in for trouble?the man whose wife is detested by all women and desired by all men.

Age is a slowing down of everything except fear.

Between a man and a woman both aged fifty there are two full generations, for she might well wed a man in his seventies, and he a girl of twenty.

Every group of six or more has its inner circle, its outer circle, and its hangers-on.

Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children.

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