Jeffrey Zaslow quotes

  • The English language has about 450,000 commonly used words, but more may be needed. What to you call someone who has lost a sibling or had a miscarriage? Or a gay person whose partner has died? Or an elderly person who has lost every friend and relative? So many heartaches can't be found in the dictionary.
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #Sibling #Miscarriage #Gay

  • Some of these people need ten years of therapy - ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #Years #People #Advice

  • Because I have no actual sisters, it is my friends from Ames who’ve exposed me to every facet of womanhood.
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #Exposed #Facets #Womanhood

  • Pulitzer's Gold is a goldmine of inspiration for both journalists and non-journalists. Those in the newspaper business, who now find themselves obsessing about staff cutbacks and circulation declines, should embrace this book as a reminder of the highest ideals, and the absolute thrills, to be found in their profession. As for regular readers, Pulitzer's Gold offers marvelous storytelling, real-life adventures, and absolute proof that journalism can change our world for the better.
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #Real #Book #Inspiration

  • The most-praised generation goes to work
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #Generations

  • Here's the thing about earnestness. Our culture discounts it; but people are yearning for it.
    -- Jeffrey Zaslow

    #People #Culture #Yearning

  • Belief and delusion are incestuous siblings.

  • If parents are the fixed stars in the childs universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby.

  • Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

  • We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.

  • I think I wish I had never spanked my children, but I have. And they remember every instance like they tattooed it on their palms. I think it's a terrible lesson, to use physical punishment to make a point about not behaving, not being kind to their siblings, to other people. I mean that's just absurd. But I've lost it, I understand it.

  • Anyone who has raised more than one child knows full well that kids turn out the way they turn out - astonishingly, for the most part, and usually quite unlike their siblings, even their twins, raised under the same flawed rooftree. Little we have done or said, or left undone and unsaid, seems to have made much mark. It's hubris to suppose ourselves so influential; a casual remark on the playground is as likely to change their lives as any dedicated campaign of ours. They come with much of their own software already in place, waiting, and none of the keys we press will override it.

  • My wife had a miscarriage. We have rarely talked about it. It did make me more aware of the sanctity of human life, how precious every child is.

  • The English language has about 450,000 commonly used words, but more may be needed. What to you call someone who has lost a sibling or had a miscarriage? Or a gay person whose partner has died? Or an elderly person who has lost every friend and relative? So many heartaches can't be found in the dictionary.

  • In the first movement alone, I took note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages.

  • I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay.