"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Phyllis McGinley on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Phyllis McGinley 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."Phyllis McGinley 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."Phyllis McGinley on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Phyllis McGinley on Marilyn Monroe
"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man."
"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
"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."