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Quotes of the day: Jean Kerr

Published Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 9:17 PM EDT
Jul 09 2014

Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922 - January 5, 2003) was an Irish-American author and playwright born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and best known for her humorous bestseller, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and the plays King of Hearts and Mary, Mary. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office.

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me they are wonderful things for other people to go on.

I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want- an adorable pancreas?

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.

It was hard to communicate with you. You were always communicating with yourself. The line was busy.

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.

Now the thing about having a baby- and I can't be the first person to have noticed this- is that thereafter you have it.

Partying is such sweet sorrow.

Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them.

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

The only reason that they say, 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.

The only thing worse than a man you can't control is a man you can.

The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.

Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself- like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.

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