Quotes by American Writer Gail Sheehy


If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. Gail Sheehy

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. Gail Sheehy

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests. Gail Sheehy

There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed. Gail Sheehy


When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. Gail Sheehy

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another! Gail Sheehy

We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least. Gail Sheehy

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect you have enough . . . Gail Sheehy

Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation. Gail Sheehy

Ah, mastery... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing. Gail Sheehy

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough. Gail Sheehy
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The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity. Gail Sheehy
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