Love unlocks doors and opens windows that were not even there before.

— Mignon McLaughlin

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

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It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.

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It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.

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

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The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.

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A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.

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In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

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They threaten me with lung cancer, and still I smoke and smoke.

If they'd only threaten me with hard work, I might stop.

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We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter.

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Pity all newlyweds. She cooks something nice for him, and he brings her flowers, and they kiss and think: How easy marriage is.

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Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.

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Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.

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About Mignon McLaughlin

Quotes 370 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still.

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The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.

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For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

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Men feel that women somehow drag them down, and women feel that way about men.

It's possible that both are right.

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We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs.

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A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it.

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Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.

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Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had, for the first involves knowledge and pleasure, the second only ignorance and pain.

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Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

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Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.

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Every group feels strong once it has found a scapegoat.

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Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.

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Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity.

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We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

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What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.

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What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

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If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed.

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Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.

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I wish I'd said it first, and I don't even know who did: The only problems that money can solve are money problems.

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

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No good neurotic finds it difficult to be both opinionated and indecisive.

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

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The plague of government is senile delinquency.

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It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

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Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

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Goods are displayed by thousands of shopkeepers with a sense of beauty that finds no other outlet.

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Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we are going to show.

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What a shame that allowances have to stop with the teens: both those that are paid to us and those that are made for us.

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Desire creates havoc when it is the only thing between two people, or when it is what's missing.

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Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it;

once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.

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

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Boredom is often the cause of promiscuity, and always its result.

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Neurotics would like to sleep all the time, and to be awakened only when there is good news.

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Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.

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The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well.

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No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.

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The three horrors of modern life - talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction.

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