"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Marya Mannes on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Marya Mannes on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Marya Mannes on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Marya Mannes on Marilyn Monroe
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."