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Marjorie Carleton

  • The previous owner had achieved that paradox, taste without imagination.

  • By its very essence power can't be static. It must be used on or against something or someone.

  • ... death for the partridge, death for the salmon, death for the deer. How hypocritical people were, shuddering away from pain and oblivion when it was inflicted on their own kind; yet conferring that oblivion on another species as an integral part of their own vacation pleasure.

  • The average male thinks that housework consists solely of two things: dishes and beds.

  • ... he held that the art of exposition was becoming extinct, and trusted it to no one else.

  • No scientist knew anything about money except that he needed a lot of it and never had enough. Never.

  • ... the facial contours of youth were deceptive. ... It was only when age began to write on the face that the signature could no longer be forged.

  • One thing is as sure as death and taxes, and that's the law of cause and effect.

  • ... why is a sleeping child so much heavier than a waking one?

Marjorie Carleton, U.S. writer

(1897 - 1964)

Full name: Marjorie Chalmers Carleton.