Scott Simon quotes

  • Despite the reams of paperwork, obstacles worthy of a horse show, and a wait that can rival an elephant's gestation, adoption feels no different on the inside.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Horse #Elephants #Adoption

  • There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Adoption #Want #Doe

  • So: this is where we are going to become parents. You walk into the building as a couple, and leave a few minutes later as a family. You walk in recollecting long romantic dinners, nights at the theater, and care-free vacations. You leave worrying about where to get diapers, milk, and Cheerios.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Couple #Night #Vacation

  • Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don't matter; they're just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is that it's warm and that it beats through a loving heart.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Heart #Blood #Race

  • Almost every continent in the world, including our own, has refugees. But how often when we hear the word do we pause to remind ourselves what being a refugee means?
    -- Scott Simon

    #Mean #World #Refugee

  • Janis Joplin didn't just sing a song, she took it over. She swallowed it whole, then sent it back through her gut and her heart.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Song #Heart #Guts

  • Reading will put you into the minds and hearts of others. It might help you understand why other people do what they do sometimes.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Reading #Heart #People

  • Murder is easy. Comedy is hard.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Comedy #Murder #Easy

  • I've always been passionate about what I do and want to do it well, ... My wife says she's a widow to the computer.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Wife #Passionate #Want

  • I know end might be near as this is only day of my adulthood I’ve seen my mother and she hasn’t asked, ‘Why that shirt?’
    -- Scott Simon

    #Mother #Might #T Shirt

  • In journalism, when we want to get a story over the jumps, we refer to it as a universal experience, but it almost never is. There is one universal experience, that's death. That is something we are all going to experience at some distance in the lives of loved ones, strangers and friends, people around us and certainly our own,
    -- Scott Simon

    #Distance #People #Stories

  • Believe me, those great death bed speeches are written ahead of time.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Believe #Speech #Bed

  • One of the reasons we think this market will start to run out of gas at some point is that you've essentially created as much gold from straw as you can from this financial alchemy
    -- Scott Simon

    #Running #Thinking #Gold

  • When they mention great little things in life, they usually forget flossing.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Littles #Forget #Little Things

  • Imagine the talented love-child of Andr Previn and Lucille Ball.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Children #Balls #Imagine

  • Fifteen-year-old girls produce children with sixteen-year-old boys in the backseat of cars and in the stairwells of apartment buildings. Why can't two loving adults who have contemplated parenthood and are prepared to offer love, patience, and devotion come up with enough chromosomal matter to stick together and create a child?
    -- Scott Simon

    #Girl #Children #Boys

  • It's not the cost (although that pinches), or the time (though that grinds). After a while, it's the sheer galling indignity of being asked to prove, pay, and prove all over again that you're a worthy parent. Any true parent will tell you that that is impossible to prove in advance.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Parent #Cost #Pay

  • Adoption is rewarding. But the process, as we have already detailed in some particulars, can be expensive, exhausting, and hard to sustain on a dream, much less a whim.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Dream #Adoption #Whim

  • Srebrenica's not simply another reminder of man's inhumanity to man, but how intelligent people can always come up with intelligent reasons to do nothing.
    -- Scott Simon

    #Intelligent #Men #People