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all quotes by Mignon McLaughlin (13)

"We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is not."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"Everybody can write; writers can't do anything else."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"One of life's few really reliable pleasures: to have a family you love, and to leave them for a week."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

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

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"'Pull yourself together' is seldom said to anyone who can."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"A perfect marriage is one in which 'I'm sorry' is said just often enough."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

"We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty."

The Neurotic's Notebook | 1963

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

january 1963

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

The Neurotic's Notebook | january 1963

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

The Second Neurotic's Notebook | january 1966
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