"People say I'm not good at writing about men. My dad left when I was 16. Give me a break. I'm doing the best I can."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Jennifer Weiner on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Jennifer Weiner on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Jennifer Weiner on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Jennifer Weiner on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Jennifer Weiner on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I'm not cut out to be a famous person I can't do my hair and makeup well enough."
"I don't write literary fiction - I write books that are entertaining, but are also, I hope, well-constructed and thoughtful and funny and have things to say about men and women and families and children and life in America today."
"Money is a tremendous advantage in just about everything, but in terms of reproduction, if you're a poor woman and you are infertile, it's like too bad, so sad. And if you are a wealthy woman, you can kind of buy whatever you want."
"The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day - the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying."