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14 Famous Quotes by Anna Quindlen
7/8/1952 - (Present)
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Anna Marie Quindlen     Quindlen
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The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Perfection Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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"You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life ...Your entire life ...Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.Not just your bank account, but your soul."~ Anna Quindlen

Bank account Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Becoming yourself Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy

Machines Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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"You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life ...Your entire life ...Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.Not just your bank account, but your soul."~ Anna Quindlen

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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It's important to remember that feminism is no longer a group of organizations or leaders. It's the expectations that parents have for their daughters, and their sons, too. It's the way we talk about and treat one another. It's who makes the money and who makes the compromises and who makes the dinner. It's a state of mind. It's the way we live now.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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It is so easty to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes...It is so easy to exist instead of live.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women? In some ways we're as committed to the old madonna-whore dichotomy as ever. And the madonna stays home, feeding the baby behind the blinds, a vestige of those days when for a lady to venture out was a flagrant act of public exposure.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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I know the difference now between dedication and infatuation. That doesn't mean I don't still get an enormous kick out of infatuation;: the exciting ephemera, the punch in the stomach, the adrenaline to the heart.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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Familiarity breeds content

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anna Quindlen

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