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All Quotes by author - Janine di Giovanni
" Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. "
" Even as a small child, I wondered why the Dominican nuns who educated me were subservient to the Jesuit priests who educated my brothers. "
" Every time the Catholic Church takes one step forward, it seems to take one giant step back. "
" For the first five years of Luca's life, I desperately wanted to be a good mother and not to pass on this trauma and darkness that his father and I had experienced, but there's a danger of suffocating your kids, too. "
" From the earliest age, I was just different. I think that's part of every writer's little revenge. You think, 'I'm not a blonde, blue-eyed cheerleader but I'm going to get out of here and do something.' "
" Hats, giant shades and 60-plus sunblock are part of my summer repertoire. I don't want wrinkles, but it's skin cancer I truly fear. "
" Human memory is short and terribly fickle. "
" I did not read newspapers until I became a reporter. "
" I have never been embedded with the American army or, you know, with the big war machine. "
" I know being pregnant and giving birth is the most wonderful thing on Earth. I know that after you have a baby, there is a sense of addiction, a need to have another. It's biological. "
" I love magazines. I always read 'Time,' 'Newsweek' and 'The Economist.' When I get my hair cut, French 'Vogue,' French 'Elle,' 'Paris Match' - I read them all in 10 minutes. "
" I never set out to be a journalist. I wanted to be a humanitarian doctor like Albert Schweitzer, working in Africa. "
" In Iraq during the days of Saddam, I had a government minder who followed me everywhere, reported on my activities. "
" In the aftermath of any war or genocide, healing and reconciliation are ultimate aspirations. "
" I spent a good part of the nineties roaming the Earth writing about conflict. It was very grueling. I was beginning to find this way of life was, wow, addictive and deeply meaningful. "
" It is a well known urban myth that the French don't trust banks and store their money under their mattress. It's not that they are tight with money - they just don't trust anyone. "
" Little changes can start to make a difference in the world. "
" My earliest memories are of the civil rights era. My earliest experiences were rage. "
" Nonviolence worked in Serbia, and it can work in other countries seeking their freedom. "
" No one lives on credit in France because banks don't allow overdrafts and zero percent credit cards do not exist. "
" Posttraumatic stress is something that's always existed. I think that the earliest recording was during the Trojan War, but it's only recently that we're beginning to be aware of it. "
" Sarajevo was this beautiful city, very cosmopolitan, multiethnic, full of wonderful people, artists and writers and poets and Serbs and Muslims and Croats, and living side by side. And then this medieval siege, and it was a medieval siege, came, and the Bosnian Serbs were on the hills lobbing in rockets and grenades and mortars. "
" Sibling rivalry was, and still is to this day, rampant in my family. We were all competing for my parents' divided attention. "
" Stockholm is surely an urban planner's dream. Everything works. Everything looks good. "
" There are people who are seekers and people who aren't. "
" When you write non-fiction, you sit down at your desk with a pile of notebooks, newspaper clippings, and books and you research and put a book together the way you would a jigsaw puzzle. "
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