Melissa Gilbert quotes

  • My therapist shared a theory she had come across, and I liked it. It held that before making your next journey in this life, your soul sits at a large, circular conference table and chooses the souls who are going to be a part of your life. As for which particular people would be chosen, I figured they would be individuals from previous lives with whom there was still unfinished business.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Journey #People #Soul

  • I grew up in a dysfunctional family.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Dysfunctional Family #Grew #Grew Up

  • My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Mother #Children #Divorce

  • Don't like small talk, love rainy days.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Rain #Rainy Day #Rainy

  • My life was a mystery even as I lived it.
    -- Melissa Gilbert


  • Although I was raised Jewish, my upbringing didn't include any formal religious education or training.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Religious #Training #Formal

  • Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind's great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Daughter #Mother #Son

  • To me, at forty-four years old, my book was a search for truth and identity.
    -- Melissa Gilbert

    #Book #Years #Identity

  • The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.

  • Instead of bringing back 1600 plants, we might return from our journeys with a collection of small unfêted but life-enhancing thoughts.

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.

  • Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.

  • I have known some quite good people who were unhappy, but never an interested person who was unhappy.

  • The science of anti-Semitism finally comes to explain this phenomenon, enlightening further the consciousness of people, fully satisfying their instinct and its violent eruptions thus legitimized by revealing their cause - the parasitism of the Jews. Thus it gives us the formula of the scientific solution for the problem of Judaism, which in order to realize we have only to apply.

  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

  • I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.

  • I sold my soul to the devil in L.A

  • I just bared my soul to you and all I get is an ‘okay’?