Phyllis McGinley - Quotes

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A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. ---->>>

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. ---->>>

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart. ---->>>

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train. ---->>>

Seventy is wormwood, Seventy is gall But its better to be seventy, Than not alive at all. ---->>>

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable. ---->>>

Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. ---->>>

Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!

Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!

Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful. ---->>>

Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man. ---->>>

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion. ---->>>

Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause. ---->>>

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-21, 1905
Birthplace:
Die: 06-21, 1978
Occupation: Author
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Phyllis McGinley (March 21, 1905 – February 22, 1978) was a Pulitzer Prize (1961) winning American author of children's books and poetry. Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of suburban life. McGinley enjoyed a wide readership in her lifetime, publishing her work in newspapers and women's magazines such as the Ladies Home Journal, as well as in literary periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Saturday Review and The Atlantic (wikipedia)