Joyce Maynard Quotes
I was giving a speech one time, and the woman who introduced me said, 'Well, she used to be Jerome David Salinger's girlfriend. I thought, 'God, is that all I've been?' I didn't want to be reduced to that.
— Joyce Maynard
I love biographies. I read Patti Smith's 'Just Kids.' I'm into that time frame in New York, the '70s and '80s. In art school, I read 'Close to the Knives,' the autobiography of the artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz.
I had a public school education - 3,000 kids when I was there. And there were a lot of teachers who would just sit there. You'd come in and sign your name and the teacher would just sit there at the head of the class and you would literally just have to stay in your seat for 40 minutes and that was the only thing you'd have to do in class.
The cars haven't advanced that much since we were kids. When you boil it down, it's still a gas combustion engine.
I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious.
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.
Being pregnant is the most natural thing our bodies can do. Our grandparents did it without all these books, and they came out okay.
To me, respect for human life begins with making it more difficult to obtain an inanimate object that is designed to snuff it out.
Jean Hanff Korelitz
You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store.
For me, the key is I always have to be the same person. If someone was to hear me say something on Fox and hear me say something different on NPR, they would say, 'The guy is a hypocrite.'
Women didn't want to be on the stage with other women because they didn't want their bodies to be compared. They didn't want another female act opening for them because of this weird competitive and tokenistic attitude.
I don't believe in objectivity. I observe the observer's paradox every moment I'm filming. Your presence is changing everything; there's no mistaking it. And you have a responsibility.
In the past, secularists sought to challenge dogma by the use of rational argument, claiming, for example, that miracles described in the Bible are scientifically impossible.