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John D. MacDonald quotes: The rain had washed the sunset time to a lambent beauty. The rain had washed the sunset time to a lambent beauty.
John D. MacDonald quotes: That is the flaw in my personality. Vanity. And your flaw is sentimentality. They are the flaws which will inevitably kill us both. That is the flaw in my personality. Vanity. And your flaw is sentimentality. They are the flaws which will inevitably kill us both.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Please not yet. Those are the three eternal words. Please not yet. Please not yet. Those are the three eternal words. Please not yet.
John D. MacDonald quotes: In all emotional conflicts, the thing you find the most difficult to do, is the thing that you should do.Meyer's Law In all emotional conflicts, the thing you find the most difficult to do, is the thing that you should do.
Meyer's Law
John D. MacDonald quotes: A man with a credit card is in hock to his own image of himself. A man with a credit card is in hock to his own image of himself.
John D. MacDonald quotes: You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet. You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet.
John D. MacDonald quotes: A nonreader is somebody standing there in a blindfold. A nonreader is somebody standing there in a blindfold.
John D. MacDonald quotes: The world is full of damp rocks, with some very strange creatures hiding under them. The world is full of damp rocks, with some very strange creatures hiding under them.
John D. MacDonald quotes: I want story, wit, music, wryness, color, and a sense of reality in what I read, and I try to get it in what I write. I want story, wit, music, wryness, color, and a sense of reality in what I read, and I try to get it in what I write.
John D. MacDonald quotes: People cannot endure inexplicable worthlessness People cannot endure inexplicable worthlessness
John D. MacDonald quotes: All thinking is done with the glands. Logic is added later to tidy things up. All thinking is done with the glands. Logic is added later to tidy things up.
John D. MacDonald quotes: every day, not matter how you fight it, you learn a little more about yourself, and all most of it does is teach humility. every day, not matter how you fight it, you learn a little more about yourself, and all most of it does is teach humility.
John D. MacDonald quotes: He tottered in. In a few moments he came out, hair piece in place. But the haggardness of his face made it look more spurious than before. He tottered in. In a few moments he came out, hair piece in place. But the haggardness of his face made it look more spurious than before.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Ask for two, and they give you the third free. Ask for two, and they give you the third free.
John D. MacDonald quotes: All the little gods of irony must whoop and weep and roll on the floors of Olympus when they tune in on the night thoughts of a truly fatuous male. All the little gods of irony must whoop and weep and roll on the floors of Olympus when they tune in on the night thoughts of a truly fatuous male.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
John D. MacDonald quotes: In spite of the air conditioning, she had filled the lounge with a faint sharp-sweet odor of large overheated girl. In spite of the air conditioning, she had filled the lounge with a faint sharp-sweet odor of large overheated girl.
John D. MacDonald quotes: If there's no pain and no loss, it's only recreational and we can leave it to the minks. People have to be valued. If there's no pain and no loss, it's only recreational and we can leave it to the minks. People have to be valued.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Nothing goes on forever. And if you stay patient, problems tend to go away in time. Nothing goes on forever. And if you stay patient, problems tend to go away in time.
John D. MacDonald quotes: The sun was visible from Florida, but it hadn't gotten to me. The sun was visible from Florida, but it hadn't gotten to me.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Waves can wash away the most stubborn stains, and the stars do not care one way or the other. Waves can wash away the most stubborn stains, and the stars do not care one way or the other.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Walk very lightly and carefully, Wade. Look behind every bush. Walk very lightly and carefully, Wade. Look behind every bush.
John D. MacDonald quotes: After I had chased the ghastliness of Fancha out of my mind, I settled down to some planning. A trip out to Leavenworth had a deceptive plausibility. After I had chased the ghastliness of Fancha out of my mind, I settled down to some planning. A trip out to Leavenworth had a deceptive plausibility.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Cathy introduced us. Christine stood there inside her smooth skin, warm and indolent, mildly speculative. Cathy introduced us. Christine stood there inside her smooth skin, warm and indolent, mildly speculative.
John D. MacDonald quotes: If you would be thrilled by watching the galloping advance of a major glacier, you'd be ecstatic watching changes in publishing. If you would be thrilled by watching the galloping advance of a major glacier, you'd be ecstatic watching changes in publishing.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Vulnerability is the curse of the thinking classes. Vulnerability is the curse of the thinking classes.
John D. MacDonald quotes: A woman who does not guard and treasure herself cannot be of very much value to anyone else. A woman who does not guard and treasure herself cannot be of very much value to anyone else.
John D. MacDonald quotes: And would not her fastidious litheness take away the heavy taste of the fleshy girls in the Citrus Inn? McGee, the Perfidious. And would not her fastidious litheness take away the heavy taste of the fleshy girls in the Citrus Inn? McGee, the Perfidious.
John D. MacDonald quotes: I just don't know. Maybe I'm good, but that goddamn scale would hesitate a long time before tilting that way. I just don't know. Maybe I'm good, but that goddamn scale would hesitate a long time before tilting that way.
John D. MacDonald quotes: She went inside and watched him walk back toward sixteen, She went inside and watched him walk back toward sixteen,
John D. MacDonald quotes: In the morning I'm often anti-semantic. In the morning I'm often anti-semantic.
John D. MacDonald quotes: The early bird who gets the worm works for somebody who comes in late and owns the worm farm. The early bird who gets the worm works for somebody who comes in late and owns the worm farm.
John D. MacDonald quotes: [To] me organized religion, the formalities and routines, [is] like being marched in formation to look at a sunset. [To] me organized religion, the formalities and routines, [is] like being marched in formation to look at a sunset.
John D. MacDonald quotes: She trudged along, dutiful as a naughty child. She trudged along, dutiful as a naughty child.
John D. MacDonald quotes: For perhaps the first time in my life I appreciated the corrosive effects of total uncertainty. For perhaps the first time in my life I appreciated the corrosive effects of total uncertainty.
John D. MacDonald quotes: if you are too unusual, you may turn into a collector's item. if you are too unusual, you may turn into a collector's item.
John D. MacDonald quotes: Hascomb snatched an ancient weapon out of his glove compartment. Officers have smuggled them home from the last five wars. The Colt.45 automatic. Hascomb snatched an ancient weapon out of his glove compartment. Officers have smuggled them home from the last five wars. The Colt.45 automatic.
John D. MacDonald quotes: never sit in the first row at the ballet. never sit in the first row at the ballet.
John D. MacDonald quotes: The wide world is full of likable people who get kicked in the stomach regularly. The wide world is full of likable people who get kicked in the stomach regularly.