"If you can't get what you want, you better damn well settle for what you can get."
"A cultivated woman, a woman of breeding and intelligence, can enrich a man's life immeasurably. I have those things to offer and time doesn't take them away. Physical beauty is a passing transitory possession but beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart, I have all those things."
“A shot never did a Coke any harm.”
“We are a long way from being made in God’s image. But Stella, my sister, there’s been some progress since then. Some things such as art, as poetry, as music, in some kinds of people some tender feelings have had some little beginning that we have got to make grow and cling to and hold as our flag in this dark march towards whatever it is we’re approaching.”
“When I was 16, I made the discovery of love – all at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow.”
“A man don’t want anything they get too easy.”
“Things are simple when you’re going to die.”