The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?
The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.
It's a good thing babies don't give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.
on the day that the intlligence and talents of women are fully honored and employed, the human community and the planet itself will benefit in ways we can only begin to imagine.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.
It is terrible how much has been forgotten, which is why, I suppose, remembering seems a holy thing.
As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.
I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
There's nothing quite like a real . . . train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute
Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved.
Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death.
I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny. I wanted to be her when I grew up.
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
I pray I die before they day comes when I do not know if my sons are infants or grandfathers.
Mountains are where heaven meets earth.
When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.
I would have stayed forever within the garden of Re-mose's childhood, but time is a mother's enemy.
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked.
The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
Making plans is a game. Life chooses for you.
I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
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