Quotes by Mary McCarthy

People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.

Mary McCarthy

We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.

Mary McCarthy

We are the hero of our own story.

Mary McCarthy

Other Great Authors

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.


Plato is boring.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, What I owe to the Ancients

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Confucius »

Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.

William Cowper »