"I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Jane Pauley on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Jane Pauley on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Jane Pauley on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Jane Pauley on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Jane Pauley on George Bernard Shaw
"Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor."
"I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn't a matter of them missing me. I was missing them."
"About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I'm no longer somebody's daughter."
"My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I've always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That's my dad."
"I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don't think that way. I still don't have a 'bliss' to follow. For people like me - I suspect that's most people - holding out for a 'dream' or a 'passion' is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That's hard enough... but it's enough."
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