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"A man who builds his own pedestal had better use strong cement."

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"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all."

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"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."

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"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

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"The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous."

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"Women are the glue that hold our day-to-day world together."

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"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."

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"A victory! To leave your loneliness panting behind you on some street corner while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas, luminous pink petals that have never felt loneliness, no matter how slowly they fell."

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"Actually being married seemed so crowded with unspoken rules and odd secrets and unfathomable responsibilities that it had no more occurred to..."

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"For weeks or months they moved through their separate lives and slept side by side as though they were two strangers who had mistakenly been a..."

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"February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots two month..."

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"Grief remains one of the few things that has the power to silence us. It is a whisper in the world and a clamor within. More than sex, more th..."

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"I feel about exercise the same way that I feel about a few other things: that there is nothing wrong with it if it is done in private by conse..."

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"I am aghast to find myself in such a position of power over two other people. Their father and I have them in thrall simply by having produced..."

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"If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail."

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"It's babe feminism—we're young, we're fun, we do what we want in bed—and it has a shorter shelf life than the feminism of sisterhood. I've..."

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"It must be terrible to bury someone you love in early May, when the ground is beginning to thaw and stretch and turn bright green and the smel..."

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"Judge Ginsburg's selection should be a model—chosen on merit and not ideology, despite some naysaying, with little advance publicity. Her tr..."

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"Life is so messy that the temptation to straighten it up is very strong. And the results always illusory."

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"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."

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"The 19-year-old Diana ... decided to make her career that of wife. Today that can be a very, very iffy line of work.... And what sometimes hap..."

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"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 fem..."

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"There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen..."

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"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 a..."

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"This is what no one warns you about, when you decide to have children. There is so much written about the cost and the changes in your way of ..."

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"When hot dogs like Mr. D'Amato or the Republican apologist Roger Ailes say that Whitewater is worse than Watergate, it's because they're suffe..."

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"Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his teleph..."

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"A finished person is a boring person."

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