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Maggie Scarf

  • Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order.

    • Maggie Scarf,
    • in The New York Times Book Review ()
  • [On pregnancy:] ... getting company inside one's skin.

  • ... the country of the aged is a land few people think very hard and seriously about before the time of life when they sense that they're arriving there. Somehow, throughout much of life, being old seems to be something that happens to other people.

  • Each of us does, in effect, strike a series of deals or compromises between the wants and longings of the inner self, and an outer environment that offers certain possibilities and sets certain limitations.

Maggie Scarf, U.S. writer, journalist

(1932)