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Mary Pipher Quotes

You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely
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Don't look back you're not going that way
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
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I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs
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The darkest nights produce the brightest stars
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
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Intelligent resistance keeps the true self alive  (Mary Pipher Quotes) I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don’t know your history, if you don’t know your family, who are you?  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Girls developed eating disorders when our culture developed a standard of beauty that they couldn’t obtain by being healthy. When unnatural thinness became attractive, girls did unnatural things to be thin.  (Mary Pipher Quotes) The protected place in space and time that we once called childhood has grown shorter  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it’s teeming with energy and fraught with danger.  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Most parents of adolescent girls have the goal of keeping their daughters safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents’ job is to protect, the daughter’s job is to explore  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Maturity involves being honest and true to oneself, making decisions based on a conscious internal process, assuming responsibility for one’s decisions, having healthy relationships with others and developing one’s own true gifts. It involves thinking about one’s environment and deciding what one will and won’t accept  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Something dramatic happens to girls in early adolescence. Just as planes and ships disappear mysteriously into the Bermuda Triangle, so do the selves of girls go down in droves  (Mary Pipher Quotes) One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking  (Mary Pipher Quotes) With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts  (Mary Pipher Quotes) All geniuses born women are lost to the public good  (Mary Pipher Quotes) The fullness of life comes from an identity built on giving and on joy  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Telling stories never fails to produce good in the universe  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Language imparts identity, meaning, and perspective to our human condition. Writers are either polluters or part of the cleanup  (Mary Pipher Quotes) I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don’t know your history, if you don’t know your family, who are you?  (Mary Pipher Quotes) We are a small, interconnected world; that we are all safe or none of us are; that we are all well cared for or all at risk  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Traditionally parents have wondered what their teens were doing, but now teens are much more likely to be doing things that can get them killed  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, it’s teeming with energy and fraught with danger  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Girls who stay true to themselves manage to find some way to respect the parts of themselves that are spiritual. They work for the betterment of the world. Girls who act from their false selves are often cynical about making the world a better place. They have given up hope. Only when they reconnect with the parts of themselves that are alive and true will they again have the energy to take on the culture and fight to save the planet  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Real friends require honesty, openness, and even vulnerability. They also require attention and simple acts of kindness  (Mary Pipher Quotes) In all the years I’ve been a therapist, I’ve yet to meet one girl who likes her body  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Girls developed eating disorders when our culture developed a standard of beauty that they couldn’t obtain by being healthy. When unnatural thinness became attractive, girls did unnatural things to be thin  (Mary Pipher Quotes) I want to write. I have always wanted to write. I do not care it I am not good at it. I just want to try  (Mary Pipher Quotes) When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our pain and that of others  (Mary Pipher Quotes) I’m a perfectly good carrot that everyone is trying to turn into a rose. As a carrot, I have good color and a nice leafy top. When I’m carved into a rose, I turn brown and wither  (Mary Pipher Quotes) Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts  (Mary Pipher Quotes)