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Shirley Conran

  • ... life is too short to stuff a mushroom.

  • A Superwoman isn't a woman who can do anything, but a woman who avoids doing too much.

  • ... I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it ...

  • First things first, second things never.

  • Conran's Law of Housework — it expands to fill the time available plus half an hour.

  • You're never too old to grow up.

  • Self-confidence is the most important thing, and this comes from identifying your goals, knowing your limits and roping in all the help you can get.

    • Shirley Conran

Shirley Conran, English designer, journalist, writer