Best Quotes by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (Top 10)

  1. Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
  2. Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
  3. Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
  4. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
  5. There are no original ideas. There are only original people.
  6. The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.
  7. I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
  8. Beware of people carrying ideas. Beware of ideas carrying people.
  9. To offer the complexities of life as an excuse for not addressing oneself to the simpler, more manageable (trivial) aspects of daily existence is a perversity often indulged in by artists, husbands, intellectuals — and critics of the Women's Movement.
  10. To live exhilaratingly in and for the moment is deadly serious work, fun of the most exhausting sort

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