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Phyllis Mcginley
 
Date of birth: 21 March 1905
Date of death: 22 February 1978
Country Of Origin: America
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" A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. "

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" 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. "

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" Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones. "

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

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" Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shoptalk of the scientist and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past. "

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

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" I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age. "

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" In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime. "

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

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" Meanness inherits a set of silverware and keeps it in the bank. Economy uses it only on important occasions, for fear of loss. Thrift sets the table with it every night for pure pleasure, but counts the butter spreaders before they are put away. "

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" Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower. "

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

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

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" 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. "

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" The East is a montage. It is old and it is young, very green in summer, very white in winter, gregarious, withdrawn and at once both sophisticated and provincial. "

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