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Anna Quindlen

Datum narození: 8. červenec 1952

Anna Quindlen je novinářka, spisovatelka.


„Slzy dají hlas vaší bolesti.“

„Projev je hlas srdce.“


„V knihách jsem cestovala, a to nejen do jiných světů, ale na můj vlastní.“

„Každé čtení je dobré čtení. A čtení Jane Austenové a Charlese Dickense je úžasné čtení.“

„"Po všech těch letech jako naslouchající žena "není dostatečně hubená, není dostatečně hezká, není dostatečně chytrá, není dostačující, není dostačující," jsem se jedno ráno probudila s myšlenkou, "Jsem dostačující."“

„Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.“ How Reading Changed My Life

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

„I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.“


„In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.“ How Reading Changed My Life

„those of us who read because we love it more than anything, who feel about bookstores the way some people feel about jewelers...“ How Reading Changed My Life

„How is it that, a full two centuries after Jane Austen finished her manuscript, we come to the world of Pride and Prejudice and find ourselves transcending customs, strictures, time, mores, to arrive at a place that educates, amuses, and enthralls us? It is a miracle. We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else's mind.“ How Reading Changed My Life

„The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.“ Loud and Clear


„Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning.“ Every Last One

„In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself. More powerfully and persuasively than from the "shalt nots" of the Ten Commandments, I learned the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. A Wrinkle in Time described that evil, that wrong, existing in a different dimension from our own. But I felt that I, too, existed much of the time in a different dimension from everyone else I knew. There was waking, and there was sleeping. And then there were books, a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a universe in which I might be a newcomer but was never really a stranger. My real, true world. My perfect island.“ How Reading Changed My Life

„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.“

„The thing about old friends is not that they love you, but that they know you. They remember that disastrous New Year's Eve when you mixed White Russians and champagne, and how you wore that red maternity dress until everyone was sick of seeing the blaze of it in the office, and the uncomfortable couch in your first apartment and the smoky stove in your beach rental. They look at you and don't really think you look older because they've grown old along with you, and, like the faded paint in a beloved room, they're used to the look. And then one of them is gone, and you've lost a chunk of yourself. The stories of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the tsunami, the Japanese earthquake always used numbers, the deaths of thousands a measure of how great the disaster. Catastrophe is numerical. Loss is singular, one beloved at a time.“ Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

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