Joyce Maynard

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Joyce Maynard

The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.More Joyce Maynard [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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!More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I told you about all the stories I don't tell, I would be violating the very boundaries I set for myself.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When people ask what I write about, that's what I tell them: 'The drama of human relationships.' I'm not even close to running out of material.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I continued to protect him with my silence.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good home must be made, not bought. In the end, it's not track lighting or a sun room that brings light into a kitchen.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser of others sufficiently seriously.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had known there had been a serial killer on Mount Tamalpais, and it felt so incongruous in such a beautiful, peaceful spot.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think of myself as a realistic writer, not a creator of soap opera or melodrama.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe his standards and expectations were the best ones.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The big dramas that fascinate me are the quiet ones that happen behind closed doors in so-called ordinary families.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a theme that runs through my work, and that is: the toxic property of keeping secrets.More Joyce Maynard [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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