Phyllis Mcginley Sayings and Quotes

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

Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone. Phyllis McGinley
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure. Phyllis McGinley
Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable. Phyllis McGinley
The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat - like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle it took such months to get. Phyllis McGinley
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. Phyllis McGinley
Of the small gifts of heaven, /It seems to me a more than equal share / At birth was given / To girls with curly hair. Phyllis McGinley
Ladies with curly hair / Have time to spare. Phyllis McGinley
The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an a vocation. It becomes an obsession. Phyllis McGinley
A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. Phyllis McGinley
It is the leisured, I have noticed, who rebel the most at an interruption of routine. Phyllis McGinley
To be a housewife is a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed. Phyllis McGinley
A bit of trash now and then is good for the severest reader. It provides the necessary roughage in the literary diet. Phyllis McGinley
Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy. Phyllis McGinley
Suffering is as necessary to entertaining as vermouth is to a Martini - a small but vital ingredient. Phyllis McGinley
Aunts are discreet, a little shy by instinct. They forbear to pry. Phyllis McGinley
The knowingness of little girls, is hidden underneath their curls. Phyllis McGinley
[A father is] chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat... like your first shoes with heels on. Phyllis McGinley
In a successful marriage, there is no such thing as one's way. There is only the way of both, only the bumpy, dusty, difficult, but always mutual path! Phyllis McGinley
The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind. Phyllis McGinley