Ellen Goodman Quotes
American journalist (1941 - )
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Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government.
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
You can teach someone who cares to write columns, but you can