A writer must write. Writing is oxygen; a real writer is driven to write as long as it is mentally and physically possible. Florence King
Florence King Quotes
Florence King (b.1936). American novelist, columnist and essayist. She is a conservative, although critical of much of the populist American right.
The feminization of America has made emotions sacrosanct while condemning as cold and unfeeling rigorous concepts such as duty and honor. Propelled by incessant hosannas to woman’s ‘finer’ this and ‘softer’ that, we make emotional decisions instead of ethical ones and then congratulate ourselves for having ‘heart.’ Florence King
If we want to regain the respect of the world, we should begin by announcing that children have no business expressing opinions on anything except ‘Do you have enough room in the toes?’ As for me, I’ll take cats, those symbols of adultness and chief spreaders of impetigo in sandboxes – every little bit helps. Florence King
Misanthropes have some admirable if paradoxical virtues. It is no exaggeration to say that we are among the nicest people you are likely to meet. Because good manners build sturdy walls, our distaste for intimacy makes us exceedingly cordial ‘ships that pass in the night’. As long as you remain a stranger we will be your friend forever. Florence King