“I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know how it feels to care about something passionately.”
“It's so much easier to be happy. It's so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you're missing, or what it is that you're imagining you're missing. It is so much more peaceful.”
“You make concessions when you’re married a long time.”
“When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children, in one way her life begins but in another way it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you're expected to move again only you don't remember what moves you because no one has asked in so long. Not even yourself.”
"And in that moment. everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman yet I was more myself than ever before."
"I'm on everybody's side. I'm the mother."
“Instant gratification takes too long.”
“There are about five reporters who write what you say. The rest take a little bit of licence.”
“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.”