Jean Kerr

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Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922January 5, 2003) was an American author and playwright.


  • I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?
    • The Snake Has All the Lines (1958)
  • If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs, it's just possible that you haven't grasped the situation.
    • Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957)
  • I make mistakes; I'll be the second to admit it.
  • Movie actors are just ordinary mixed-up people—with agents.


  • Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
    • In Finishing Touches (1973), Act III, Kerr borrows this line (changing "we" to "you") from Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook (1963), ch. 5

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