Ellen Goodman Quotes

Who on Earth is Ellen Goodman?

Ellen Goodman is an American Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and columnist.

Born April 11, 1941

Books by Ellen Goodman


Best 13 Quotes by Ellen Goodman

“In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.”

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“It's self-deceptive to think we're in a post-feminist world when we never tried a feminist world.”

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

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“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.”

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“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.”

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“The things we hate about ourselves aren't more real than things we like about ourselves.”

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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.”

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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.”

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“Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in.”

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“We owned what we learned back there; the experience and the growth are grafted into our lives.”

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“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.”

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

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“You can teach someone who cares to write columns, but you can't teach someone who writes columns to care.”

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