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“Love is recognition, perhaps the highest form of it. You.”
“Sanity is sometimes a matter of going on, outwardly, as if everything is all right.”
“Take the goods the gods provide, and don't stand and sulk when they are snatched away.”
“I've gotten to the place where I find life too short for if-only.”
“... you can pack a bag and take a plane somewhere, anywhere, and when you get there and open the bag — lying right on top will be whatever you're running away from. The very first thing you'll have to unpack ...”
“... it requires a great deal more generosity to take than to give.”
“People tend to believe accusations more than denials.”
“... that darkest of syllables, death.”
“... the eternal ranchouse [was] given extra length by the two-car garage facing the street (this always reminded Justin, architecturally speaking, of bare buttocks presented to one's face).”
Mary McMullen, U.S. writer
(1920 - 1986)
Real name: Mary Reilly Wilson. This popular mystery writer’s mother was popular mystery writer Helen Reilly and her sister was popular mystery writer Ursula Curtiss.