There are two kinds of companies

15 March 2018

There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second.

Jeff Bezos

It’s sometimes better to pretend

14 March 2018

It’s sometimes better to pretend I don’t hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun.

Dashiell Hammett

I’ve been as bad an influence

13 March 2018

I’ve been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.

Dashiell Hammett

Pretty women

12 March 2018

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou

Above all

11 March 2018

Above all, be the heroine of your own life, not the victim.

Nora Ephron

It came to me one day

10 March 2018

It came to me one day there were women doing this with their lives: They were just waiting and waiting by mailboxes for one letter or another. I imagined me making this journey day after day and year after year, and my hair starting to go gray, and I thought, I was never made to go on like that. So I stopped meeting the mail.

If there were women all through life waiting, and women busy and not waiting, I knew which I had to be.

Alice Munro

I Write

9 March 2018

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.

Audre Lorde

After all those years

8 March 2018

After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’

Anna Quindlen

I have not ceased

7 March 2018

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.

Erica Jong

Things happen

6 March 2018

Things happen, and you can’t make them unhappen. You don’t get do-overs, you can’t roll back the clock, and the only thing you can change, and the only thing it does any good to worry about, is how you let them affect you.

Jennifer Weiner

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