Anna Quindlen

(1952 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Anna Quindlen Quotes

  • ''The father who believes hugs and kisses are sex-blind and a dirty diaper requires a change, not a woman, is infinitely preferable. What a joy it would be if he were around more.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (February 18, 1992). Thinking Out Loud, p. 102, Random House (1993).
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  • ''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.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. Thinking Out Loud, p. 4, Random House (1993).
  • ''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.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (March 1, 1992). Thinking Out Loud, p. 19, Random House (1993). On curbing violence in the schools.
  • ''If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 260, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • ''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.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. Living Out Loud, p. xx, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • ''Athletes are American princes and the locker room is their castle. Some of them behave in princely fashion, become legitimate heroes to us all. And some are jerks.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (October 4, 1990). Thinking Out Loud, p. 65, Random House (1993).
  • ''All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1953), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (March 27, 1992). Thinking Out Loud, p. 29, Random House (1993).
  • ''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.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 61, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • ''There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 83, Fawcett Columbine (1988). On married love.
  • ''And that is where I find myself now, in the middle—hating the idea of abortions, hating the idea of having them outlawed.''
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 210, Fawcett Columbine (1988).

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