"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.'"
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Anna Quindlen on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Anna Quindlen on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Anna Quindlen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Anna Quindlen on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Anna Quindlen on John Lennon
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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