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Brief author info: Marya Mannes (1904-1990) American writer, novelist, essayist, social critic, and poet; sharply attacks materialism; work has received mixed reviews.
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It is television's primary damage that it provides ten million children with the same fantasy, ready-made and on a platter.
The real demon is success-the anxieties engendered by this quest are relentless, degrading, corroding. What is worse, there is no end to this escalation of desire.
All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
In the race for money some men may come first, but man comes last.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.
No man is a Christian who cheats his fellows, perverts the truth, or speaks of a "clean bomb," yet he will be the first to make public his faith in God.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Ribbons a-flutter and orchids a-tremble, Yearly the vigilant Daughters assemble, Affirming in fervid and firm resolutions Their permanent veto on all revolutions.
Flirtation is merely an expression of considered desire coupled with an admission of its impracticability.
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