"Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Marya Mannes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Marya Mannes on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Marya Mannes on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Marya Mannes on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Marya Mannes on John Lennon
"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."
"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."