Quotations From MINNA ANTRIM


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  • An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 37 (1901).

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  • The "Green-Eyed Monster" causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 91 (1901).

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  • The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 30 (1901).
  • Man proposes, woman forecloses.
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 45 (1901).

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  • Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 106 (1901).

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  • Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 41 (1901).

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  • Enthusiasms, like stimulants, are often affected by people with small mental ballast.
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901).

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  • To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 60 (1901).
  • When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird.
    Minna Antrim (1861-?), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901).

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  • Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
    Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 99 (1901).

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