"If I go into a sandwich shop or anywhere that features 'Today's specials' on a chalkboard more than 10 feet away, I have to ask for a printed menu. I smile at people I don't know on the street and ignore those I do. When at home, I often find myself grabbing my 'back-up' glasses to search for the better-loved pair I have left on top of my dresser."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Sloane Crosley on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Sloane Crosley on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Sloane Crosley on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Sloane Crosley on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Sloane Crosley on Robert Frost
"You can't possibly fathom the ins and outs of a prepubescent beauty treatment until you've felt the strange but exhilarating tingle of a cottage-cheese-and-Pop-Rocks facial."
"Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops."
"I'm a summer baby, so I usually have my birthday as a good summer memory."
"The Queen of Crafts herself, Martha Stewart, and I have the same birthday. I prefer to think it's the glue-gun wielding, perfect-tart-producing Martha and not the copper pan-throwing, jail-going Martha. But I suppose if I am going to share a calendar square with some of Martha, I have to share it with all of Martha."
"The year most of my high school friends and I got our driver's permits, the coolest thing one could do was stand outside after school and twirl one's car keys like a lifeguard whistle. That jingling sound meant freedom and power."
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