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Barbara Michaels

  • Cats always made up to the people who hated them the most. Depending on how you chose to look at it, it was a touching manifestation of trust, or a malicious pleasure in human discomfort.

    • Barbara Michaels,
    • Witch
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  • [Georgia] did not invite them in, explaining that it was time for her to start her serious drinking, an activity that required privacy and concentration.

  • Spring is always cruel, with its false promise of resurrection ...

  • He had his own door and often brought friends to lunch, for he was a gregarious soul, in a perfectly Platonic way.

  • Francesca's expression was that of a woman who has been offered a dish of pickled mice ...

  • Money was the manure of politics ...

  • Reputations are shaped not by facts but by prejudices.

  • Cats always pick the laps of the people who don't like them.

  • Conventional history completely ignores half the human race.

Barbara Michaels, U.S. egyptologist, writer


Real name: Barbara Louise Gross Mertz. She also wrote, equally successfully, as Elizabeth Peters (see also quotations under that name).