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Judith Viorst

I had lived with my mother in anger and love - I suppose most daughters do

I had lived with my mother in anger and love - I suppose most daughters do - but my children only knew her in one way: As the lady who thought they were smarter than Albert Einstein. As the lady who thought they wrote better than William Shakespeare. As t
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I always credited my mother with inspiring me to be a writer because she wa

I always credited my mother with inspiring me to be a writer because she was such a passionate reader. She read poetry to me as a child. But rather late in life, I've come to appreciate my father, the accountant. He was a solid, organized, get-the-job-don
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One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again.
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You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the fr

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
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Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to ou

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
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Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with you

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.
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In history class, I wrote a poem, 'The Royalists and the Roundheads.' I wou

In history class, I wrote a poem, 'The Royalists and the Roundheads.' I would write poems about driftwood in art class and little stories about the sun, moon, and stars in science class. Since not many kids were writing in class, I got away with it.
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Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
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We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will alwa

We will have to give up the hope that, if we try hard, we somehow will always do right by our children. The connection is imperfect. We will sometimes do wrong.
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As Spinoza or someone very much like him once said . . .

As Spinoza or someone very much like him once said . . .
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Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident a tight girdle a

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident a tight girdle a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
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One advantage of marriage it seems to me is that when you fall out of lov

One advantage of marriage it seems to me is that when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again.
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