Authors:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Joyce Maynard's Profile

Brief about Joyce Maynard: By info that we know Joyce Maynard was born at 1953-11-05. And also Joyce Maynard is American Writer.

Some Joyce Maynard's quotes. Goto "Joyce Maynard's quotation" section for more.

More than any other setting - more than battlefields or boardrooms or a spaceship headed for intergalactic travel - I'll put my money on the family to provide an endless source of comedy, tragedy and intrigue.

Tags: Family, Money, Travel

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.

Tags: Life, Since, Thought

Growing up in the fifties and sixties, I can only remember knowing one child, ever, whose parents got a divorce, and hardly any whose mother 'worked' at anything besides raising her children.

Tags: Children, Mother, Parents

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.

Tags: Age, True, Women

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.

Tags: Act, She, Writing

I was giving a speech one time, and the woman who introduced me said, 'Well, she used to be J. D. Salinger's girlfriend. I thought, 'God, is that all I've been?' I didn't want to be reduced to that.

Tags: God, Time, Woman

If people choose to live their life in a way that does not confront the more troubling aspects of their experience, that's fine, if it works for them. But it will probably make them uncomfortable if they come up against somebody like me. So they just shouldn't! They shouldn't read my work!

Tags: Experience, Life, Work

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.

Tags: Life, Perfection, Work

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.

Tags: Free, Might, Writer

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.

Tags: Home, Nature, Whole

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.

Tags: Book, Fear, Writing

When I was 12 years old, I read 'Nancy Drew' mysteries and biographies of Madame Curie and Florence Nightingale and books about girls who love horses or go to nursing school. I belonged to the Girl Scouts and got A's in school and rarely disobeyed my parents. I still kept a collection of Barbie dolls in my room, and I almost never spoke to boys.

Tags: Girl, Love, School

A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.

Tags: Deserves, Loyalty, Receives

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.

Tags: Children, Parents, Sun

If I told you about all the stories I don't tell, I would be violating the very boundaries I set for myself.

Tags: Boundaries, Stories, Tell

The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art.

Tags: Art, Beautiful, Short

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?

Tags: Story, Tell, Wanted

Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.

Tags: Age, Love, Women

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.

Tags: Home, Woman, Young

I continued to protect him with my silence.

Tags: Him, Protect, Silence

Related topics

CLEAR CLIPART animal clipart illustrations clip arts transparent.

clear clipart source of cat clipart headphones.

clear clipart source of pizza clipart wings.

clear clipart source of animal clipart extinct animals.

Free clip arts nature clipart grass for personal use.