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Grace Metalious

  • I have seldom, if ever, seen money and gentleness go hand in hand.

  • Nude is a word as smoooth as your hips ... but naked has the sound of a rock being turned over to expose maggots.

  • How easy it is, how dangerously easy it is to hate a man for one's own inadequacies.

  • Didn't you ever notice how it's always people who wish they had somethin' or had done somethin' that hate the hardest?

  • Funny, you don't look like a friend — ah, but they never do.

    • Grace Metalious,
    • in John Marvin, ed., You're My Friend So I Brought You This Book ()
  • If I'm a lousy writer, a helluva lot of people have got lousy taste.

    • Grace Metalious,
    • in Michael Callahan, "Peyton Place's Real Victim," Vanity Fair ()

Grace Metalious, U.S. writer

(1924 - 1964)

Full name: Grace de Repentigny Metalious.