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Anna Quindlen (1953 - )
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You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.
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Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000
If God is watching us, as some believers suggest, as though we were a television show and God had a lot of free time, the deity would surely be bemused by how dumbed-down devotion has sometimes become in this so-called modern era. How might an omnipotent being with the long view of history respond to those who visit the traveling exhibit of a grilled-cheese sandwich, sold on eBay, that is said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary? It certainly argues against intelligent design, or at least intelligent design in humans.
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Anna Quindlen, Newsweek, 01-02-06
O ye of little faith, who believe that somehow the birth of Christ is dependent upon acknowledgment in a circular from OfficeMax!
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Anna Quindlen, Newsweek, 01-02-06
Or what about the statue in California currently said to be crying bloody tears? Why worry about the alleged weeping of a plaster effigy when so many actual human beings have reason to cry?
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Anna Quindlen, Newsweek, 01-02-06
The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.
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Anna Quindlen, O Magazine, May 2003

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