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Margaret Kennedy

  • ... acquired tastes are the mark of the man of leisure.

  • It's no use to worry about what people think. I never do. I used to. But when I saw that they'd really rather think wrong than right I gave it up.

  • It is better to break one's heart than to do nothing with it.

  • ... where the bedroom is wrong the whole house is wrong.

  • Patience is the capacity to endure all that is necessary in attaining a desired end. ... Patience never forsakes the ultimate goal because the road is hard. There can be no patience without an object.

  • They are emotional gluttons, both of them. They gobbled up every sensation they could extract from marriage, and now they are seeing if separation won't provide them with a few more.

  • Their silence was gauche. Melissa's was not; she was practiced in the art of saying nothing without discourtesy.

  • [He] has learnt to expect the skinny leg of the chicken.

Margaret Kennedy, English novelist

(1896 - 1967)

Full name: Margaret Moore Kennedy.