Margaret Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant

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Author Profession: Scottish Novelist
Born: April 04, 1828
Died: June 25, 1897
Birth Sign: Aries

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What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.

To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.

It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.

As for pictures and museums, that don't trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you've always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke.

For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.

Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

If I gave you any thought I probably would. Peter Lorre

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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