Anna Quindlen Quote
“Voices that loud are always meant to bully. Do not be bullied. Acts of bravery don't always take place on battlefields. They can take place in your heart, when you have the courage to honor your character, your intellect, your inclinations, and, yes your soul by listening to its clean, clear voice of direction instead of following the muddied messages of a timid world.”
As quoted in: "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives" (2011) by Katie Couric, "Courage Is The Ultimate Career Move"
“After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'”
From the article "Anna Quindlen: Over 50, And Having 'Plenty Of Cake'," NPR Books, April 24, 2012
“Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.”
The Washington Post, 1 May 2012, "Anna Quindlen: Why parents should take a Picasso-like approach to raising kids" by Janice D'Arcy
Born: July 8, 1952 (age 65)
Occupation: Journalist, columnist, novelist
Bio: Anna Marie Quindlen is an American author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at The New York Times.
Quote of the day
“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”