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Anna Quindlen

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 48
Boring Person Finished

A finished person is a boring person.

- Anna Quindlen

Need Tend Columnist

All of the qualities that you need to be a good opinion columnist tend to be qualities that aren't valued in women.

- Anna Quindlen

Children Freedom Parenting

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

- Anna Quindlen

Need Treated Respecting

But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others, to remember that many of our youngest kids need to learn to respect themselves. You learn your worth from the way you are treated.

- Anna Quindlen

Women Woman Pretty

After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'

- Anna Quindlen

Husband Box United

I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.

- Anna Quindlen

Independence Country

America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.

- Anna Quindlen

Bread Middle Younger

In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.

- Anna Quindlen

Think Rest Mattered

And I don't have to listen to a sermon to know what to think or feel about them. It's almost as if I absorbed completely what mattered most to me, and the rest could go.

- Anna Quindlen

Strength Strong Rigor

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?

- Anna Quindlen

May Own Cursing

All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.

- Anna Quindlen

Design Think Mostly

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

- Anna Quindlen

Through Inform I Write

I don't have to listen to the Gospel on Sunday to know the stories of the New Testament. They inform so much of what I write that they're practically like a news scrim that goes through my brain 24/7.

- Anna Quindlen

Woman Here Will

Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.

- Anna Quindlen

Love Strength Needed

I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.

- Anna Quindlen

America Somewhere About

Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you're tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.

- Anna Quindlen

Talking Tell Brains

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.

- Anna Quindlen

Pizza Like Made

Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.

- Anna Quindlen

Very Pat Raising

Raising a child is a little like Picasso's work; in the beginning he did very conventional representational things. Cubism came after he had the rules down pat.

- Anna Quindlen

Change My Life Endlessly

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.

- Anna Quindlen