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Jean Stafford Quotes and Sayings

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I am growing meaner by the hour.
- Jean Stafford

From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect.
- Jean Stafford

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
- Jean Stafford

He does what I have always needed to have done to me,
and that is that he dominates me.
- Jean Stafford

 

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
- Jean Stafford

For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that
my life holds nothing for me but being a writer.
- Jean Stafford

For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.
- Jean Stafford

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You say that you hope I will be recognized as the best
novelist of my generation.
I want you to know now and know completely that that
would mean to me absolutely nothing.
- Jean Stafford

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South,
I do love southern cooking; southern France,
southern Italy, southern Spain.
I love southern cooking.
- Clarence Clemons

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon
sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.
- Robert Jackson

Verne's all about what you can do versus what you can't do.
He just kept saying yes and his part kept growing.
I would love to work with him in every movie.
- Mike Myers

An economy growing at 7 percent per year,
can and must find the resources to improve the lives of its millions of poor.
- Sonia Gandhi

L.A.
Woman is amazing, but when I was growing up I was into the Who.
- Bruce McCulloch

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every
community to plan their future growth and allow every
citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
- Jane D. Hull

Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?
- Brigitte Bardot

Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future.
The fastest-growing, and most conservative,
segment of the population are natural Republicans.
- Ken Mehlman

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
- Bernard Baruch

Fashion is in my blood.
Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother's shoes.
- Sophia Bush

Growing up I didn't watch movies.
- Denzel Washington

Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing
tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong.
- Dennis Hastert

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
- Tom Robbins

When I was growing up, I always knew that if I ever got anything,
I was going to give back as much as I can.
I learned that all you have to be willing to do is give your time.
- Darius Rucker

I didn't see a ton of movies growing up.
- Kelly Preston

Growing up, my favorite TV show was Star Trek.
- Casper Van Dien

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines
in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts -
the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.
- Richard Wagner

We must put together countries that produce drugs,
countries that traffic, and countries that consume,
and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime.
- Vicente Fox

There are growing concerns that oil companies are making
too much in profits at the expense of consumers.
- Pete Domenici

The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful
city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain
number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
- Evelyn Waugh

As long as you're green, you're growing.
As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
- Ray Kroc

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was
not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
- John Dean

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing
old is becoming invisible.
There's something very front and center about being young.
- Amy Grant

I still feel like I have a lot of growing up to do 'til I find the voice.
Everybody has their own voice and their own thing they
want to say to the world.
- Sasha Alexander

Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up,
and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was
not him sitting there at the anchor desk,
but him out there doing things.
- Ed Bradley

Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed,
if you see them perish.
Because the best things are always growing in secret.
- Ben Okri

Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the
average American citizen access to the best social program there is -
a steady job.
- J. D. Hayworth

When I was growing up, there were just the three channels,
so as a nation we all sat down to the same meal at the end of the day.
Now there's been this explosion.
- Rory Bremner

This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy,
faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it.
- Jim Nussle

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
- Ray Kroc

If a currency is to become a growing,
an increasing reserve currency, there has to be not
only a demand for it there has to be a supply of it.
- Robert C. Solomon

Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain,
derived a distrust which has grown with the years not
just of Germany but of all continental Europe.
- Douglas Hurd

The E.U.
is the world's fastest growing democratic body.
- John Bruton

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment
to the family has led some liberals to concede that
family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
- Christopher Lasch

With new jobs, new ideas, and growing confidence that
our brightest days lie ahead,
Wisconsin is on the move.
- Jim Doyle


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