"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Phyllis McGinley on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Phyllis McGinley on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Phyllis McGinley on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Phyllis McGinley on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Phyllis McGinley on James C. Dobson
"Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone."
"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man."
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure."
"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime."
"Nothing fails like success nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause."