Quotes by Margaret Halsey
Category: Writers (Contemporary)
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
He has the common feeling of his profession. He enjoys a statement twice as much if it appears in fine print, and anything that turns up in a footnote... takes on the character of divine revelation.
Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
I doused the fatal instrument with lightning promptitude, but it was a good seven minutes before the last indignant handkerchief had folded its wings and gone back to its reticule and the last manufactured cough died protestingly away.
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
Subjects in these quotes:
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 384
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 282
American writer 232
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 139
American writer 130
American writer and publisher 121
American writer 120
American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 100