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Florence King Quotes and Sayings
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In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
- Florence King

Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of
the Western world known as the American mind.
- Florence King

He travels fastest who travels alone,
and that goes double for she.
Real feminism is spinsterhood.
- Florence King

 

I'd rather rot on my own floor than be found by a bunch
of bingo players in a nursing home.
- Florence King

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid
the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage
counselors to interfere between them.
- Florence King

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Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -
as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt:
God did it.
- Florence King

Showing up at school already able to read is like showing
up at the undertaker's already embalmed:
people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
- Florence King

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream,
fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be,
that they're all asleep at the switch.
Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
- Florence King

Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.
- Florence King

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward.
Next to the first one in the morning,
it's the best one of all.
It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I
would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.
- Florence King

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

David knew everyone because he's such a social butterfly.
- Stephen Stills

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

Social Security makes up a much larger share of total
retirement income for unmarried women and minorities
than it does for married couples,
unmarried men and whites.
- Diane Watson

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do
well to regard political and social reforms as experiments
rather than short-cuts to the millennium.
- John B. S. Haldane

Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
- Max Baucus

We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock
solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security
for the next generation that is just entering the workforce.
- John Thune

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

But the general welfare must restrict and regulate
the exertions of the individuals,
as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.
- Friedrich List

Above and beyond having the social life,
to have a core group of people that you work with and
spend time with and learn how to work with is a nice thing.
- Shawn Ashmore

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice,
go find another parish.
Go alert your bishop.
- Glenn Beck

Man has been adjudged a social animal.
- Francis Wright

The great thing about social movements is everybody
gets to be a part of them.
- Jim Wallis

Republicans are manufacturing a Social Security crisis
that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security.
- Diane Watson

I am still a victim of chess.
It has all the beauty of art - and much more.
It cannot be commercialized.
Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
- Marcel Duchamp

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation,
the social fabric of the region by and large is one.
- Bashar al-Assad

For these reasons, women tend to rely more heavily
on Social Security in their retirement than do men.
- Steve Israel

Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.
- Robert B. Parker

A modern health and social care system has to be completely
focussed on the needs of its users.
- Patricia Hewitt

As in geology, so in social institutions,
we may discover the causes of all past changes
in the present invariable order of society.
- Henry David Thoreau

America - a great social and economic experiment,
noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
- Herbert Hoover

The country has undergone a profound social upheaval,
the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
- C. L. R. James

I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude,
but I need to have solitude to write.
- Catie Curtis

So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts
that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans,
we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'
- Jim Wallis

The administration in my view is once again manufacturing a crisis.
There is no crisis in the Social Security system.
The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy.
- Paul Sarbanes

There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.
- Malcolm Fraser

Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming
with data that will allow citizens to use facts and
figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
- Grace Napolitano

The things women find rewarding about work are,
by and large, the same things that men find rewarding
and include both the inherent nature of the work and
the social relationships.
- Grace Baruch

This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect.
But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible.
It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish.
- Laurent Fabius

I wanted to use sports for social change.
- Billie Jean King

When religious leaders get involved in elections,
it is usually with a reactionary social agenda.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

I think what he loved about me the most was that I
wasn't part of that world.
But once we were together publicly, he wanted to change
me into that social animal.
- Marla Maples

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

Currently, 94 out of 100 of us pay the Social Security tax all year round.
- Nick Clooney


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