"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Mary Douglas on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Mary Douglas on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Mary Douglas on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Mary Douglas on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Mary Douglas on Elbert Hubbard
"I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too."
"If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization."
"Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other."
"Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command."
"Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination."