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Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “If childhood is still a state, it is now chiefly a state of confusion.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Meanness inherits a set of silverware and keeps it in the bank. Economy uses it only on important occasions, for fear of loss. Thrift sets the table with it every night for pure pleasure, but counts the butter spreaders before they are put away.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “It is the leisured, I have noticed, who rebel the most at an interruption of routine.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “The ability to forget a sorrow is childhood’s most enchanting feature.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Gossip isn’t scandal and it’s not merely malicious. It’s chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Say what you will, making a marriage work is a woman’s business.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Marriage was all a woman’s idea and for man’s acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday’s triumphant Cause.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “O, merry is the Optimist, With the troops of courage leaguing. But a dour trend In any friend Is somehow less fatiguing.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “One applauds the industry of professional philanthropy. But it has its dangers. After a while the private heart begins to harden. We fling letters into the wastebasket, are abrupt to telephoned solicitations. Charity withers in the incessant gale.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “The East is a montage. It is old and it is young, very green in summer, very white in winter, gregarious, withdrawn and at once both sophisticated and provincial.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “There is satisfaction in seeing one’s household prosper; in being both bountiful and provident.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Words may sting, but silence is what breaks the heart.”
Phyllis McGinley Quote: “Housewives more than any other race deserve well-furnished minds. They have to live in them such a lot of the time.”
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