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Mary Chase

  • ... I wrestled with reality for forty years, and I am happy to state that I finally won out over it.

  • Dr. Chumley, my mother used to say to me, 'In this world, Elwood' — she always called me Elwood — she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant.' For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.

  • ... nobody ever brings anything small into a bar.

  • It's quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person — beguiled, enchanted.

    • Mary Chase,
    • in Theater Arts ()

Mary Chase, U.S. playwright, screenwriter, journalist

(1907 - 1981)

Full name: Mary Coyle Chase.