Being happy or unhappy - is that really the most important thing? Knowing the truth would be a different kind of happiness - a more satisfying kind, I think, even if it turned out to be a sad kind.

— Ira Levin

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I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it was rough growing up. We had a lot of conflict, and I think it surfaced in many of my works.


That’s what she was, Joanna felt suddenly.

That’s what they all were, all the Stepford wives: actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants. Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in the talent, playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey-nice to be real.


I didn't send back any of the royalty checks.


Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator - I probably would have painted Gothic scenes.


Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse had signed a lease on a five-room apartment in a geometric white house on First Avenue when they received word, from a woman named Mrs. Cortez, that a four-room apartment in the Bramford had become available.


You're not going to get any true confessions out of me," she said.

"I'm a Leo, and our thing is changing the subject.


Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler