Quotes by Anna Quindlen

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The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. More difficult, because there is no zeitgeist to read, no template to follow, no masks to wear.

The motto of professional athletics has been clear for some time—it isn’t how you play the game, it’s whether you win.
… in recent years it has sometimes seemed that [sports] officials might as well simply hang a calculator around the neck of the winner.
I have a warm personal relationship with God; I often picture her smiling wryly and saying, in the words of Shakespeare’s Puck, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Begin with that most terrifying of all things, a clean slate. And then look, every day, at the choices you are making and when you ask yourself why you are making them, find this answer: for me, for me.

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