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Ellen Goodman Quotes and Sayings

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There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

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Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in.
- Ellen Goodman

In journalism, there has always been a tension between
getting it first and getting it right.
- Ellen Goodman

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience -
unless they are still up.
- Ellen Goodman

 

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

When we describe what the other person is really like,
I suppose we often picture what we want.
We look through the prism of our need.
- Ellen Goodman

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Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds.
The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe,
aren't even aware of.
- Ellen Goodman

We owned what we learned back there;
the experience and the growth are grafted into our lives.
- Ellen Goodman

The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real
than things we like about ourselves.
- Ellen Goodman

I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value,
unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.
- Ellen Goodman

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work,
driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for,
in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes,
car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.
- Ellen Goodman

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

One of my rules is never explain.
A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how
the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm
not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.
- Sara Paretsky

Jack the only trick I ever played on you was never tricking you at all.
- Meg White

Anyone can build a fast CPU.
The trick is to build a fast system.
- Seymoure Cray

There just isn't any pleasing some people.
The trick is to stop trying.
- Robert Mitchum

There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over,
and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.
- Dorothy Dix

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time.
The trick is to always keep the engine running.
- Gary Sinise

They weren't interested in entertainment.
They were tough.
I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they
were until they had to look at you.
It took a lot of agressiveness.
- Judy Holliday

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

I don't know how long I'll be trick or treating.
Maybe I'll be 80 years old and still trick or treating.
- Kieran Culkin

Some people carry their heart in their head and some
carry their head in their heart.
The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.
- David Hare

The trick to acting is not to show off,
it's to think the thoughts of the character.
- Eddie Marsan

Think of all the really successful men and women you know.
Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young
the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
- Storm Jameson

Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question;
you're already an animal.
- Doug Coupland

It's in the vein, somewhere in a cross between The Beatles,
Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know,
but it's not retro at all.
But it is very pop.
- Steve Brown

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to
not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made -
and that's a tricky balance.
- Alex Winter

Since the child knew his parents would give in,
he tried the same trick again and again.
- Jackie Chan

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity,
than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds.
- Tim Vine

It's plain hokum.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
It's an old political trick.
But this time it won't work.
- Harry S. Truman

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated.
Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.
- William H. Macy

If I have a rough day, and I'm angry,
I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table.
And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick.
- Rich Little

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- E. B. White

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
- Hesiod

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right,
and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the
smile that does the trick.
- Robert Powell

I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact.
Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
- Lee Child

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
- Helen Mirren

I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home.
I think that's the trick.
- Brad Paisley

For my next trick I will make everyone understand me.
- Marc Maron

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have
the whole government working for you.
- Will Rogers

Getting out of jury duty is easy.
The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
- Dan Castellaneta

The trick is to have my own particular taste and feel
for the theater to audiences who have been used to
one particular style and taste for nearly 40 years.
- Michael Ritchie

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows
whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
- Jean Anouilh

There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance;
its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic.
It's a kind of madness really.
- Tom Baker

But, when you have to resort to turntables,
trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that,
you're actually saying, I need this because what I
do is not all that together.
- Buddy Rich

I like working with an actor who doesn't do the oneupmanship.
One who has no trick and gives a true,
honest performance.
- Erik Estrada

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the
unthinkable by using pop culture images.
- John Shirley

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high
and graceful when it is low.
- Richard Carlson

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast.
Turned out to be a trick knee.
- Phyllis Diller

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues.
But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did,
I think that was a much greater feat.
- Bob Uecker

The trick is to be there when it's settled.
- Arthur Joseph Goldberg

I pick up a lot of stuff from them, but I don't think
there's any great trick to acting.
- Jason Statham

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
- Lee Iacocca

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
- Bryant H. McGill

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires
of the moment that he who will trick will always find
another who will suffer to be tricked.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

People teach their dogs to sit; it's a trick.
I've been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never
looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.
- Mitch Hedberg

Going up the walls doing somersaults,
that trick took a couple of days.
- Donald O'Connor


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