Best Joyce Maynard Quotes 2021

The first thing to do in reaching a destination is to take a step forward; the first process in accomplishing a dream is to take action. Nothing can be achieved without action. Below we are sharing a collection of Top Joyce Maynard Quotes. We hope these quotes by Joyce Maynard will inspire you to achieve success in life.

Best Joyce Maynard Quotes

1. “I continued to protect him with my silence.” Joyce Maynard

2. “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too.” Joyce Maynard

3. “I believe every one of us possesses a fundamental right to tell our own story.” Joyce Maynard

4. “It troubles me that people speak about writing for money as ugly and distasteful.” Joyce Maynard

5. “Nothing like being visible, publishing one’s work, and speaking openly about one’s life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one’s perfection and purity.” Joyce Maynard

6. “Before I had children I always wondered whether their births would be, for me, like the ultimate in gym class failures. And I discovered instead, that I’d finally found my sport.” Joyce Maynard

7. “The portrait of my parents is a complicated one, but lovingly drawn.” Joyce Maynard

8. “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.” Joyce Maynard

9. “Wherever it is you make your home, there is always this other place, this other person, calling to you. Come to me. Come back.” Joyce Maynard

10. “A good home must be made, not bought.” Joyce Maynard

11. “I had known there had been a serial killer on Mount Tamalpais, and it felt so incongruous in such a beautiful, peaceful spot.” Joyce Maynard

12. “A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.” Joyce Maynard

13. “She felt everything too deeply, it was like the world was too much for her.” Joyce Maynard

14. “The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.” Joyce Maynard

15. “Imagine if you succeeded in making the world perfect for your children what a shock the rest of life would be for them.” Joyce Maynard

16. “Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had nothing but contempt for me, the thought of becoming the object of his wrath was more than I felt ready to take on.” Joyce Maynard

17. “Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals.” Joyce Maynard

18. “The word NO carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.” Joyce Maynard

19. “There is a theme that runs through my work, and that is the toxic property of keeping secrets.” Joyce Maynard

20. “Every child, woman, and man should possess license to speak or sing in his or her true voice.” Joyce Maynard

21. “One of the sad realities of being a parent is that the same stuff you know is exciting, educational, and enriching in your child’s life is often messy, smelly, and exhausting to deal with.” Joyce Maynard

22. “A good home must be made, not bought. In the end, it’s not track lighting or a sunroom that brings light into a kitchen.” Joyce Maynard

23. “I do not outline. There are writers I know and count as my friends who certainly do it the other way but for me, part of the adventure is not knowing how it’s going to turn out.” Joyce Maynard

24. “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.” Joyce Maynard

25. “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.” Joyce Maynard

26. “I have long observed that the act of writing is viewed, by some, as an elite and otherworldly act, all the more so if a person isn’t paid for what she writes.” Joyce Maynard

27. “Those who rhapsodize about the ease and joy of childhood have perhaps forgotten what it’s like to be 12 years old.” Joyce Maynard

28. “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.” Joyce Maynard

29. “The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art.” Joyce Maynard

“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… Click To Tweet

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