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#1. It's only when you're at the bottom of the ladder that you ascend.
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#2. We all enter this world crying. Laughter is something we have to learn
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#3. My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.
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#4. As a kid, you await holidays with a wide-eyed, passionate, almost maniacal enthusiasm. Heavy breathing is involved.
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#5. Make your own choices before anyone else makes them for you and way before the house lights are lowered.
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#6. Given that the shared understanding of truth has been central to language, religion and society, when we ignore small lies, we inflict damage on the larger truth.

This is not holiness we're talking about, but wholeness and integrity.
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#7. Patriotism is about a desire for progress, not a yearning for repetition.
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#8. Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching.
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#9. Sometimes things can take a very long time and still not be very good. It took us all of evolutionary history just to get where we are today, for instance, and mostly where we are today is on the couch.
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#10. Envy is what makes you, when an acquaintance is lustily telling you that she's dating a Greek god of a guy, ask, 'Which one, Hades?'
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#11. It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds. It's your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They're everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.
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#12. Power is the ability to persuade stupid people to do intelligent things and intelligent people to do stupid things. This is why power is dangerous.
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#13. Some argue the days of furthering or bettering oneself through a liberl arts education are gone, but that's true only if "furthering and bettering" means "making more money" ... For many life reveals itself more intimately in literature than in ledgers.
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#14. Words can be as irrevocable as an action. They can cut as deeply as a surgeon's scalpel.
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#15. Speaking up is important. Yet to speak up without listening is like banging pots and pans together: Even if it gets you attention, it's not going to get you respect.
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#16. I personally translated the word 'vendetta' as Italian for 'What do you mean, "you want to see other women"?
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#17. Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.
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#18. I am constantly surprised that the simple word 'feminism' raises more eyebrows and initiates more sad-faced head-shaking than any elaborate stream of invective I have ever leveled at either the I.R.S. or the D.M.V ...
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#19. When you enter your next relationship, you become the person you split up with.
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#20. Men fake sleep the way women fake orgasms: to be left alone already.
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#21. Writers read. Writers read promiscuously, aggressively and relentlessly.
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#22. Birthdays are a reward for having shown up 365 days in a row. It's like getting a badge for attendance.
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#23. Ever look at a sink full of dishes and think, "Why don't I just bury these in the backyard?
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#24. Recognizing your talents doesn't mean believing they're limitless. Accepting your strengths doesn't lead to pride, but instead to humility; you're less likely to resent what others have if you understand your own bounty.
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#25. Ask a woman if she's ambitious and she'll look at you as if you just asked whether she sticks pins in puppies for fun. Ask a woman if she's competitive and she'll look at you as if you suggested that she's a hooker.
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#26. While I do not believe the earth loaned to us by our ancestors should be plagued by chemical horrors and thereby corrupted for future generations, neither do I believe I should have to face anything that has more eyes than I have during dinner. It was my rule when I was dating and, heck, it's still my rule now.
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#27. Ever notice there are no clocks in stores? It's like casinos; they don't want you to know how much time you've spent dropping your quarters.
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#28. Like most women, I've spent far too much time shuffling around this mortal coil looking for non-horror-show toilets. Few of my male counterparts partake of this quest. Instead, with the cheerful insouciance of Labrador puppies, they regard the earth as their urinal.
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#29. We should remind ourselves that laughing together is as close as you can get to another person without touching, and sometimes it represents a closer tie than touching ever could.
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#30. The search for truth can be compared to a cat chasing her tail: frantic in her pursuit, her quarry nevetheless eludes her; despite the fact that all the world can see it's right there, it remains just beyond her reach. It cannot be possessed because, paradoxically, it is already part of her.
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#31. To slur "feminism" into "humanism" is to usurp women's voices once again, to make the singular feminine into the so-called universal masculine.
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#32. I'm pretty much done with mindfulness. I'm just going to start paying attention.
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#33. There are now skin products supposedly created with 24-karat gold extract. I guess if financial times got really tough, you could always pawn your own head.
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#34. Maturity understands that there's darkness in the world but that there's no need to dwell in it: we can lighten up and offer illumination to others.
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#35. I see taking care of my emotional and mental health in the same way that I see taking care of a garment: After it's been through wear and tear, it needs attention.
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#36. If you know you can do it - if you can already chart every day in your future - then why bother? Choose to do something you have more trouble imagining. Take a chance.
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#37. I regard other women as my community, not my competition.
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#38. Not only do women hold up half the sky; we do it while carrying a 500-pound purse.
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#39. Two things I do for maintenance: I get a manicure once a month, and I see my therapist about every six weeks. I am happy to report that, at this point, my nails crack more often than I do.
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#40. Rambling speeches and bad writing litter our lives. If talk is cheap, it's because the supply usually exceeds the demand
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#41. I have an intimate relationship with books. After all, I take them with me into the bathtub-not an invitation I offer lightly.
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#42. Having a lean and hungry look was frowned upon in my Italian neighborhood where a girl was considered too skinny if she could make her knees touch.
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#43. If you believe that your best years are behind you, you've guaranteed they are; I'm going to dance into that good night, with the oldies turned up loud.
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#44. In short, immaturity is spoiled. And what is spoiled doesn't ripen. It goes bad early, gets bitter and withers on the vine.
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#45. Fate gives us relatives for one reason: so that we have to learn how to deal with people we'd otherwise never know.
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#46. From age sixteen to age twenty, a woman's body is a temple. From twenty-one to forty-five, it's an amusement park. From forty-five on, it's a terrarium.
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#47. For many of us, our proms were less Walt Disney's 'Cinderella' and more Stephen King's 'Carrie.' The less we spent on them, the better.
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#48. Every patient tends to bury the most important story inside some other story, just the way new writers often 'bury the lede.' 'Burying the lede' is an old journalism term for when you only find out the real point about halfway into the article, but it also applies to therapy.
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#49. Boys are rewarded for playing games where they line up by height and then run into walls. Perhaps I'm making that up
or perhaps you should do a Google search for "Guy Runs into Wall for Fun."
Not only do women hold up half the sky; we do it while carrying a 500-pound purse.
From age sixteen to age twenty, a woman's body is a temple. From twenty-one to forty-five, it's an amusement park. From forty-five on, it's a terrarium.
Bring your sense of humor with you at all times. Bring your friends with a sense of humor. If their friends have a sense of humor, invite them, too
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#50. From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 45, it's an amusement park. From 45 on, it's a terrarium.
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#51. When I was in my early 30s and appeared on CNN, Oprah, 20/20 and Entertainment Tonight, my loved ones didn't say, "Good job!" My loved ones said, "The camera adds more than 20 pounds." One detail-oriented aunt said "Not for nothing, but don't wear red. You look like an ad for Red Lobster.
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#52. Here's something women need to stop doing to other women: We need to stop asking each other to lower our fees, cut our rates or work for free because we're members of the same sex.
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#53. Taking a lot of selfies doesn't mean you live an examined life.
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#54. Women feel like we're fat if we can't wear the clothes we wore in high school. Men, in contrast, only start to feel fat only when they can no longer fit into a foreign car.

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