"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Ellen Goodman on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Ellen Goodman on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Ellen Goodman on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Ellen Goodman on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Ellen Goodman on Steven Wright
"We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?"
"There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over - and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its value."