Margaret Halsey Quotations

Margaret Halsey

Englishwomen's shoes look as if they had been made by someone who had often heard shoes described but who had never seen any.

He has the common feeling of his profession. He enjoys a statement twice as much if it appears in fine print, and anything that turns up in a footnote... takes on the character of divine revelation.

Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.

In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.

Life itself, however, flows and is sequential and punishes those who try to compartmentalize it. Thus if, for any reason whatsoever, moral standards are conspicuously and unprecedentedly breached in one area of society, such as the political, it will follow as the night the day that those standards will start collapsing all down the line -- in sports, entertainment, education, the armed forces, business, and government.

Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.

The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before.

How is that I cannot locate a photo on the Internet of one of the best-selling authors of the 20th Century?