"It's been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Danielle Steel on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Danielle Steel on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Danielle Steel on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Danielle Steel on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Danielle Steel on Pablo Picasso
"I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools."
"I studied literature design and fashion design."
"I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous."
"The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids."
"People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous."