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Quotations From CLARE BOOTHE LUCE

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  • 1.
    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self—in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Mrs. Morehead, in The Women, act 1 (1936).

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  • 2.
    You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Little Mary, in The Women, act 3 (1936).

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  • 3.
    Much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still "globaloney." Mr. Wallace's warp of sense and his woof of nonsense is very tricky cloth out of which to cut the pattern of a post-war world.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. playwright, diplomat. speech, Feb. 9, 1943, to Congress. Congressional Record, vol. 89. Referring to Vice President Henry Wallace's views on foreign policy, in Clare Boothe Luce's maiden speech in the House.

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  • 4.
    Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals [with] no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Newsweek (New York, Jan. 24, 1955).
  • 5.
    Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Edith, in The Women, act 3 (1936).

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