It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

Wars I Have Seen (1945)

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It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.

A diary means yes indeed.

When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.

I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.

Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.