Anna Quindlen

(1952 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Anna Quindlen Quotes

  • ''Kids and violent TV, violent TV and violence, violence and kids. The only people missing from this discussion are the parents. Where are we? Gone. Abdicated.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 27 (October 28, 1993).
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  • ''Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 4, p. 19 (June 13, 1993).
  • ''The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 4, p. 17 (January 17, 1993).
  • ''Each instance of sexual harassment has to be judged on its merits. Facts, timing, motives, credibility: all must be considered before we make up our own minds what to believe.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 25 (May 11, 1994).
  • ''Amid attempts to protect elephants from ivory poachers and dolphins from tuna nets, the rights of children go remarkably unremarked.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 23 (November 23, 1994). On the absence of provisions against child labor in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, known as GATT.
  • ''The misdeeds of ordinary men can be buried with them, and their lives described in half-truths that are really half-lies. But not a public man. Particularly not this one.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 17 (April 27, 1994). on media coverage of the funeral of former president Richard M. Nixon.
  • ''Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear. Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 4, p. 17 (January 31, 1993).
  • ''If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 31, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • ''America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (July 29, 1990). Thinking Out Loud, p. 55, Random House (1993).
  • ''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.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 78, Fawcett Columbine (1988).

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