Florence King Quotes

Most popular Florence King Quotes

The more immoral we become in big ways, the more puritanical we become in little ways.

immorality

Insecurity breeds treachery: if you are kind to people who hate themselves, they will hate you as well.

insecurity

I like to use as few commas as possible so that sentences will go down in one swallow without touching the sides.

punctuation

Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.

wit

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty—as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.

worship creativity

Writers, not psychiatrists, are the true interpreters of the human mind and heart, and we have been at it for a very long time.
— Florence King

writers

Since we're all human, since anybody can make mistakes, since nobody's perfect, and since everybody is 'equal,' a human error is Democracy in action.

error

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.  Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.

women

Humor inspires sympathetic, good-natured laughter and is favored by the "healing power" gang.  Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down.

wit humor wit vs. humor