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Karen Kijewski

  • Girls do what their mothers tell them. Ladies do what society tells them. Women make up their own minds.

  • A five-year-old with a stick, a seed, and a watering can could grow zucchini — the original, no-talent, guaranteed-gratification vegetable. ... Tomatoes are the runner-up to zucchini in the no-talent, guaranteed-gratification vegetable department.

  • Every good thing you do changes the balance in the universe.

  • Walter has been a stockbroker for years. My theory is that he looked like one when he was born and naturally gravitated toward the profession.

  • Guilt, the poor man's mind control.

  • Hatred, like straw, makes for a lumpy mattress.

  • [On Las Vegas:] ... The City That Never Sleeps. The City That Sins and Smiles and Lives On the Edge. The city where vices become virtues, become what everyone is here to do.

  • To lose hope in the future is to begin to die.

Karen Kijewski, U.S. writer

(1943)