Marya Mannes Quotes

Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red.

The great omission in American life is solitude… that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.

People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.