Florence King Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Florence King quotes, Florence King sayings, and Florence King proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Southerners have a genius for psychological alchemy. If something intolerable simply cannot be changed, driven away or shot they will not only tolerate it but take pride in it as well Florence King
Gradually my whole concept of time changed until I thought of a month as having twenty-five days of humanness and five others when I might just as well have been an animal in a steel trap. Florence King
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. Florence King
There is more sexism in a year's worth of movies than actually exists in a woman's entire lifetime. Florence King
If we define a misanthrope as 'someone who does not suffer fools and likes to see fools suffer,' we have described a person with something to look forward to. Florence King
Misanthropes have some admirable if paradoxical virtues. It is no exaggeration to say that we are among the nicest people you are likely to meet. Because good manners build sturdy walls, our distaste for intimacy makes us exceedingly cordial "ships that pass in the night." As long as you remain a stranger we will be your friend forever. Florence King
If you ever meet someone who cannot understand why solitary confinement is considered punishment, you have met a misanthrope. Florence King
If you ever meet someone who cannot understand why solitary confinement is considered punishment, you have met a misanthrope. Florence King
If we define a misanthrope as someone who does not suffer fools and likes to see fools suffer, we have described a person with something to look forward to. Florence King
Misanthropes have some admirable if paradoxical virtues. It is no exaggeration to say that we are among the nicest people you are likely to meet. Because good manners build sturdy walls, our distaste for intimacy makes us exceedingly cordial. Ships that pass in the night. As long as you remain a stranger we will be your friend forever. Florence King
In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order. Florence King
It takes only one child to raze a village. Florence King
We worship education but hate learning. We worship success but hate the successful. We worship fame but hate the famous. Florence King
A home without a grandmother is like an egg without salt. Florence King
Id-fashioned grandmothers take their grandchildren by the hand and lead them into the future. They are safe and kind, and wiser than the child's mother. Florence King
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it. Florence King