Anna Quindlen Quotes


35 Anna Quindlen quotes:



"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."
"Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle."
"People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it."
"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."
"The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female."
"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."
"The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with."
"The issue is privacy. Why is the decision by a woman to sleep with a man she has just met in a bar a private one, and the decision to sleep with the same man for $100 subject to criminal penalties?"
"The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not."
"The victim mentality may be the last uncomplicated thing about life in America."
"There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger."
"There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever."
"There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too."
"I know the difference now between dedication and infatuation. That doesn't mean I don't still get an enormous kick out of infatuation;: the exciting ephemera, the punch in the stomach, the adrenaline to the heart."
"Well, we tell our kids things like 'don't gossip' and then an hour later they hear us on the phone. Stuff like that."
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