Joyce Maynard Quotes


15 Joyce Maynard quotes:



"It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself."
"A person who deserves my loyalty receives it."
"Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had nothing but contempt for me, the thought of becoming the object of his wrath was more than I felt ready to take on."
"At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood."
"For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser of others sufficiently seriously."
"I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story."
"I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves."
"I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level."
"I continued to protect him with my silence."
"I felt shame and failure, for all the compromises I'd made in my life. I could feel his silent disapproval of me. It was an oppressive thing."
"It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects."
"Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe his standards and expectations were the best ones."
"Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love."
"Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals."
"The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes."
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