Betty MacDonald citáty

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Betty MacDonald

Datum narození: 26. březen 1908
Datum úmrtí: 7. únor 1958
Další jména: Betty MacDonaldová

Betty MacDonaldová, nar. Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard byla americká spisovatelka, autorka memoárových románů - její romány byly vesměs autobiografické. Jedná se o sestru americké spisovatelky Mary Bardové.

Citáty Betty MacDonald


„Dospívající mládež nechová ke svým rodičům nenávist. Pouze jimi absolutně pohrdá, což je někdy zastřeno soucitem s nepatrnou mozkovou kapacitou rodičů, s jejich směšnými nápady, nespravedlivými příkazy a zřejmou senilitou.“

„Můj výkon se podobal šrapnelu - nejlepší tam, kde nezasáhl.“


„Život, blahobyt a štěstí každého z nás a těch, jejichž životy s našimi souvisí, jsou závislé na tom, jak známe pravidla hry daleko složitější a obtížnější než jsou šachy.“

„Moc velká čistota vydrhne srdce z těla.“ Vejce a já

„Všechny dospívající dívky by nejraději ze všeho trávily život v koupelně.“

„půjdu, kam ty půjdeš - budu dělat, co ty budeš dělat - a budu tím, čím budeš ty a tvoje štěstí bude mé štěstí...“

„There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.“ Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

„Another female household-hinter gave me a recipe for a big hearty main dish of elbow macaroni, mint jelly, lima beans, mayonnaise and cheese baked until 'hot and yummy.' Unless my taste buds are paralyzed, this dish could be baked until hell freezes over and it might get hot but never 'yummy.“


„I'll do it because I want to but not because you tell me to!“

„I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how.“ The Plague and I

„Her magic formula for dealing with children is ignoring all faults and accenting tiny virtues. She says, "Instead of telling Tommy day in and day out that he is the naughtiest boy in the United States of America, which could very well be true, take an aspirin and comment on his neatly tied shoes. Almost anybody would rather be known for expert shoe-tying than for kicking the cat." She always tells whiners how charming they are--bullies how brave--bad sports how good--sneaks how honest!“

„Certainly,' said his mother, 'but first I want to know about the accident with your bicycle.'
Well,' Phillip said, 'if you wanta really know. I was sitting in the basket of my bike ridin' down Mission Hill backwards singing 'Polly Wolly Doodle' and I saw the bread truck comin' and I guess I didn't turn soon enough and I ran into the Wallaces' iron fence and I caught my shoe on the pedal and my pants on a picket and I hit my eye on the handlebars and I don't know what else happened. But, boy, you should have heard the kids and that ole breadman laugh!“


„Of course the reason that all the children in our town like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is because Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle likes children, she enjoys talking to them and best of all they do not irritate her.“ Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

„It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers and made all of the Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

Tall fir trees stood up to their knees in snow and their outstretched hands were heaped with it. Those that were bare of leaves wore soft white fur on their scrawny, reaching arms and all the stumps and low bushes had been turned into fat white cupcakes.“
Nancy and Plum

„_Sunday! _ In the country Sunday is the day on which you do exactly as much work as you do on other days but feel guilty all of the time you are doing it because Sunday is a day of rest“ The Egg and I

„Well, " said her daddy, "your careless heedlessness has almost lost me my life. I am now going to give you a spanking." And he did and so dinner was a snuffling red-eyed meal filled with cold looks and long silences and the cheese souffle, which was delicious.“ Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

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