Sloan Wilson

Sloan Wilson


Author Profession: US writer (Man In The Grey Flannel Suit)
Born: May 08, 1920
Died: May 25, 2003
Birth Sign: Taurus


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Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.

It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.

You're not going to go far unless you're a workaholic.

The American middle class always wants to be upper class and is scared to death of being lower class. It's a highly mobile group of people. They're not like the people that want to be shopkeepers forever, have always been shopkeepers and want always to be shopkeepers. These people mostly are insulted by being called middle class.

When you have children, you can't say you're not interested in money.

A man who wants time to read and write must let the grass grow long.

I don't have any contempt for the men who have to have jobs and have to commute and have to pay the mortgage and have to get their kids an education. To me, that's the backbone of America, to coin a phrase.

People don't say 'Zounds!' anymore.

The only real reason to write professionally is that you love it enough.

The world's treated me awfully well, and I guess it's crept into my work.

When it comes to sending my children to college, I want the best education. It's the only thing I'm really leaving them - a good education.

You don't really know much until you get to be 70.

You won't understand me unless you understand that I am an odd ball.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

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