"People always blame the girl she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Anna Quindlen on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Anna Quindlen on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Anna Quindlen on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Anna Quindlen on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Anna Quindlen on Michael Jordan
"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."