Alison Lurie, American Novelist ( September 3, 1926 - )

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We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent.~Alison Lurie

Truth Lie Dress

As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.~Alison Lurie

Future Past Living

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun.~Alison Lurie

War Sweet Smell