"My parents had an experience of life that is as opposite to mine as you can imagine."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jane Pauley on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jane Pauley on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jane Pauley on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jane Pauley on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jane Pauley on Mark Twain
"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."