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Anna Quindlen



    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.

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    "You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life ...Your entire life ...Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.Not just your bank account, but your soul."~ Anna Quindlen

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    It is so easty to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes...It is so easy to exist instead of live.

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    New York City has finally hired women to pick up the garbage, which makes sense to me, since, as I've discovered, a good bit of being a woman consists of picking up garbage.

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    When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women? In some ways we're as committed to the old madonna-whore dichotomy as ever. And the madonna stays home, feeding the baby behind the blinds, a vestige of those days when for a lady to venture out was a flagrant act of public exposure.

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    The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

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