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  1. Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.

  2. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

  3. Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.

  4. People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.

  5. I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.

  6. 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.

  7. All of the qualities that you need to be a good opinion columnist tend to be qualities that aren't valued in women.

  8. In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.

  9. You want to have fun with your kids, and no one has fun with someone who runs roughshod.

  10. There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.

  11. Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

  12. If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.

  13. But it's important, while we are supporting lessons in respecting others, to remember that many of our youngest kids need to learn to respect themselves. You learn your worth from the way you are treated.

  14. The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.

  15. 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.

  16. And I don't have to listen to a sermon to know what to think or feel about them. It's almost as if I absorbed completely what mattered most to me, and the rest could go.

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

  18. When children are small, parents should run their lives and not the other way around.

  19. I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.

  20. If there is anyone who's living the work of the New Testament, it's the nuns of the Catholic church and not the Catholic hierarchy.

  21. Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you're tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.

  22. The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.

  23. 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?

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  24. I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.

  25. 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.

  26. I don't have to listen to the Gospel on Sunday to know the stories of the New Testament. They inform so much of what I write that they're practically like a news scrim that goes through my brain 24/7.

  27. Here is the real domino theory - gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.

  28. Raising a child is a little like Picasso's work; in the beginning he did very conventional representational things. Cubism came after he had the rules down pat.

  29. The issue is privacy. Why is the decision by a woman to sleep with a man she has just met in a bar a private one, and the decision to sleep with the same man for $100 subject to criminal penalties?

  30. I am an affirmative action hire.

  31. 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.

  32. A finished person is a boring person.

  33. After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'

  34. Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.

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    We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming.

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    In books I have travelled, bot only to other world, but into my own.

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