Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Mary Schmich Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
‘The Hunger Games’ isn’t for everybody. But neither is ‘Anna Karenina.’
Barbie is just a doll.
A line from one of my 1997 columns – ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’ – is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don’t believe she did. She said some things about fear, but not that thing.
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you’ll have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either of them might run out.
Here’s a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can’t anticipate how you’ll feel afterward. People will tell you; a few may be close to right, none exactly right.
I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.
TV happens. And once it’s happened, it’s gone. When it’s gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape.
For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.
Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.
In twenty years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous.
You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people’s maps will be the same.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with those who are reckless with yours.
Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist, a biographer.
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.