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Jane Stanton Hitchcock

  • I don't need an alarm clock, for habit is the best alarm there is.

  • One's only real regret in life is the failure to act.

  • Art is the accomplice of love.

  • A violent act pierces the atmosphere, leaving a hole through which the cold, damp draft of its memory blows forever.

  • Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious.

  • When a child dies, it breaks the pattern, the most fundamental pattern in life.

  • The incident had jolted the rhythm of our relationship, and we both needed to recover.

  • Compassion is the most necessary ingredient in all relationships. Everything depends on it.

  • Oh God, modern life with all its feelings. ... We live in the most callous society ever, and all anybody talks about nowadays is getting in touch with their feelings. ... The world has become one enormous group therapy session. It's a terrible bore. My motto is, 'Thank you for not sharing!'

  • ... dating is like campaigning: you don't reveal who you really are or what you're really up to until you get elected.

  • ... the key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no matter what you have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination ... you can make a feast of straw.

    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Jane Stanton Hitchcock, U.S. writer

(1953)