Anna Quindlen – The future is built on…

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you…


“The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you’d never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.”
-Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen – Even as we enumerate their…

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to…


“Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers’ incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?”
-Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen – I realized that, while I…

I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the…


“I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.”
-Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen – I read and walked for…

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse…


“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.”
-Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen – If I get the forty…

If I get the forty additional years statisticians say are likely coming to me, I…


“If I get the forty additional years statisticians say are likely coming to me, I could fit in at least one, maybe two new lifetimes. Sad that only one of those lifetimes can include being the mother of young children.”
-Anna Quindlen