Judith Viorst Quotes

Our father presents an optional set of rhythms and responses for us to connect to. As a second home base, he makes it safer to roam. With him as an ally—a love—it is safer, too, to show that we're mad when we're mad at our mother. We can hate and not be abandoned, hate and still love.
Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 5 (1986).
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Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents, we expect to produce "better" children than they produced.
Judith Viorst (20th century), U.S. novelist and poet. Necessary Losses, ch. 14 (1986).
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With four walk-in closets to walk in, Three bushes, two shrubs, and one tree, The suburbs are good for the children, But no place for grown-ups to be.
Judith Viorst (b. 1935), U.S. poet, journalist. "The Suburbs Are Good for the Children," It's Hard To Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life (1968).
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