"A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you."
"A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason."
"A word after a word after a word is power."
"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness."
"Because I am a mother, I am capable of being shocked: as I never was when I was not one."
"I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it."
"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own."
"If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary."
"If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia."
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
"Never pray for justice, because you might get some."
"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
"The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love."
"Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done."
"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly."
"You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer."