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Susan Isaacs

  • This was a very racy remark for Gladys, whose idea of wild sex was Fred Astaire loosening his tie.

  • Her eyes were like two thumbtacks, trying to pin me to the wall.

  • ... the only people who are truly happy are the people we do not know very well ...

  • Propaganda rarely makes good art.

  • Keep in mind that the person to write for is yourself. Tell the story that you most desperately want to read.

    • Susan Isaacs,
    • "A Conversation with Susan Isaacs," in The Writer's Handbook ()
  • Perhaps our loneliness can never be filled with even the best of human love. Maybe the longing for human love is just the beginning, and the longing for God is always the end.

  • An offspring’s sigh of tedium is inaudible to all human ears except a parent’s. Boring your child who, at one point in his or her life, found you unspeakably delightful is humbling.

  • Our culture is so celebrity-obsessed that for individuals to show they matter, they need to display their intimacy to fame.

    • Susan Isaacs

Susan Isaacs, U.S. writer, screenwriter

(1943)