Margaret Halsey Quotes


10 Margaret Halsey quotes:



"The English never smash in a face. They merely refrain from asking it to dinner."
"I was well warned about English food, so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes, how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it."
"In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated."
"The role of a do-gooder is not what actors call a fat part."
"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."
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"Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence."
"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, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters."
"Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity."
"Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters."
"If the factory people outside the colleges live under the discipline of narrow means, the people inside live under almost every other kind of discipline except that of narrow means -- from the fruity austerities of learning, through the iron rations of English gentlemanhood, down to the modest disadvantages of occupying cold stone buildings without central heating and having to cross two or three quadrangles to take a bath."
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