Facts about Joyce Maynard

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Summary

Joyce Maynard is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born November 5, 1953.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Joyce.

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Famous quotes by Joyce Maynard (27)


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"The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval"
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"Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals"
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"Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love"
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"Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe his standards and expectations were the best ones"
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"It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself"
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"For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser of others sufficiently seriously"
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"Teach a child to play solitaire, and she'll be able to entertain herself when there's no one around. Teach her tennis, and she'll know what to do when she's on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home"
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"If I told you about all the stories I don't tell, I would be violating the very boundaries I set for myself"
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"I wonder what it is that the people who criticize me for telling this story truly object to: is it that I have dared to tell the story? Or that the story turns out not to be the one they wanted to hear?"
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"I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level"
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"I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves"
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"The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art"
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"Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful"
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"Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had nothing but contempt for me, the thought of becoming the object of his wrath was more than I felt ready to take on"
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"It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects"
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"I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story"
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"To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it"
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"My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer?"
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"I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn't paid for what she writes"
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"At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood"
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"Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men's stories about wars, business, power"
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"The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell"
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"The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn"
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"Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity"
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"I continued to protect him with my silence"
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"A person who deserves my loyalty receives it"
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"If a man wishes to truly not be written about, he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls, inviting them into his life"


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