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  • If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 31, Fawcett Columbine (1988).

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  • There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 83, Fawcett Columbine (1988). On married love.

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  • Athletes are American princes and the locker room is their castle. Some of them behave in princely fashion, become legitimate heroes to us all. And some are jerks.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (October 4, 1990). Thinking Out Loud, p. 65, Random House (1993).
  • Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. Living Out Loud, p. xx, Fawcett Columbine (1988).

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  • If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 260, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. Thinking Out Loud, p. 4, Random House (1993).

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  • The father who believes hugs and kisses are sex-blind and a dirty diaper requires a change, not a woman, is infinitely preferable. What a joy it would be if he were around more.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (February 18, 1992). Thinking Out Loud, p. 102, Random House (1993).

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  • The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible—that is, that one is male and the other female.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 78, Fawcett Columbine (1988).

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  • I feel about exercise the same way that I feel about a few other things: that there is nothing wrong with it if it is done in private by consenting adults.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 65, Fawcett Columbine (1988).
  • Here is the real domino theory: Gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 31 (December 9, 1993). The dangers of an AIDS epidemic.

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