There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
I see myself as Rhoda, not Mary Tyler Moore.
The surest sign of fitness is success.
From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.
I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love.
I am an ordinary person, but carried to extremes.
I am not a glutton-I am an explorer of food.
I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
I am because my little dog knows me.
There is a solitude which each and every one of us has always carried within. More inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea: the solitude of self.
Whether it was work, marriage, or family, I've always been a late bloomer.
Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world-making the most of one's best.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
Real apprenticeship is ultimately always to the self.
The delights of self-discovery are always available.
Whether there are innately female leadership styles ... is not really the right question. It is more important to ask why there has been so little attention paid to women leaders over the years as well as why the styles of leading more often exhibited by women are particularly useful at this critical moment in history.
In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.
Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
It is doubtless a vice to turn one's eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy.