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"If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you."

"When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one."

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

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

"There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later."
Age

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

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

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

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

"If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping."
Marriage

"There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we count ourselves among them."

"Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children."

"I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth."

"Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers."
Society

"A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer."

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

"Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."

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

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

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

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