Marya Mannes — American Journalist born on November 14, 1904, died on December 30, 1990

Marya Mannes was an American author and critic, known for her caustic but insightful observations of American life. Mannes also wrote under the pen name of, "Sec.".. (wikipedia)

If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.