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Judith Guest
(1936-____) born on
Mar 29
US novelist. She is best known for "Ordinary People," 1976.
         
   
F
"Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile."

R
And if you ever do a survey, you'll find that people prefer illusion to reality, ten to one. Twenty, even.
A
To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker if you will.
N
He had led off being a perfectionist when he discovered that not promptly kept appointments, not a house circumspectly clean. . . not anything cleared you through the terrifying office of chance; that it is chance and not perfection that rules the world.
K
People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The psychiatrist Berger to Conrad Jarrett, in Ordinary People, ch. 27, 1976.
R: "Ordinary People," Ch. 4, 1976.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "Ordinary People," Ch. 11, 1976.
K: "Ordinary People," 1976.
   


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