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

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A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 1787

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone

Bertolt Brecht

Lakes, rivers, streams...all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.

Muhammed Ali, in a television interview

Hats off to drug abusers everywhere.

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I rely on my personality for birth control.

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Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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