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Kay Cleaver Strahan

  • Good resolutions are easy to make. So is lemon meringue. Both are almost impossible to keep.

  • Never begin a letter or end a love affair with an apology.

  • I wish I might indulge more often in the luxury of tears. It should be, I think, one of the recompenses for the length of time one has to be a child.

  • ... no one can be heartbroken and fastidious at the same time.

  • ... the whole secret of the art of letter writing lies in writing not what one wishes to chronicle, but what the recipient can find delight in reading.

  • Uncle Phineas, I believe, is one of those people whom his family appreciate more after they have been without him for rather a long time.

  • ... wedlock's war cry ... 'I told you so! I told you so!'

  • I suppose grief is the most jealous and the most selfish of all emotions ...

  • Truth bred truth as surely as cabbages bred cabbages, or as lies bred lies.

  • Consolation, verb, very transitive, is the cradle and the coffin of liaison.

  • Odd that the more charming people were the less charming they always made other people feel.

  • Have you noticed that some women make maternity, legitimatized, a perpetual exoneration?

Kay Cleaver Strahan, U.S. writer

(1888 - 1941)