Marya Mannes Quotes and Quotations
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
To lead means to direct and to exact, and no man dares do either - he might be unpopular. What authority we are given now is a trinity: the grin, the generality, and God (the Word).
One is as one is, and the love that can't encompass both is a poor sort of love.
Is there no end to this escalation of desire?
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.
Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
It is privilege of living to be ... acutely, agonizingly conscious of the moment that is always present and always passing.
The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
You cannot know what you cannot feel.