One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is the assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Topics: The Poor, Poverty, Unhappiness
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out.
Topics: Diet, Weight
Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.
Topics: Marriage, Men
I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?
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