Ellen Goodman Quotes

16 Ellen Goodman quotes:

"We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?"
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it."
"Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in."
"Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up."
"You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever."
"The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves."
"When we describe what the other person is really like, I suppose we often picture what we want. We look through the prism of our need."
"I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box."
"In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right."
"There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value."
"Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of."
"We owned what we learned back there; the experience and the growth are grafted into our lives."
"some people hate the president so much that it's impossible to have a conversation with them."
"How did we end the summer ... stuck between a Roberts and a hard place? We've spent months poring over 60,000 pages from the National Archives and reams of personal profiles for clues about how John Roberts would rule on the highest court in land. ... The bottom line is that barring some last minute photo of John Roberts popping out of a cake at a KKK rally smoking crack, he's going to be confirmed. And if he were magically derailed, who would be next? ... John Roberts may turn out to be as far right as People for the American Way says. But he may also be as good as it gets under this administration."
Author: Goodman Quotes Category: Hard Quotes
"I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box"
Author: Goodman Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems. Get involved with a machine and sooner or later you are reduced to a factor."
Author: Goodman Quotes Category: Technology Quotes

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