Kathleen Norris
Quotations


Changing husbands is only changing troubles.

From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, a woman needs personality. And from fifty-five on, the old lady needs cash.

Home ought to be our clearinghouse, the place from which we go forth lessoned and disciplined, and ready for life.

Life wasn't, after all, only amusement--or was it?

Middle-age is not a question of years. It is that moment in life when one realizes that one has exchanged, by a series of subtle shifts and substitutes, the vague and vaporous dreams of youth for the definite and tangible realization.



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