Quotes by: Gail Sheehy

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It was my very good fortune to find a mentor, Clay Felker, who started my career at the 'New York Magazine' as a freelance writer when I had to quit my job at the 'Herald Tribune' to stay home with my young daughter.
Gail Sheehy
I do think women can have it all - but not all women. If you take daring steps and are smart about it, you can probably have it all. But you might have to wait a while.
Gail Sheehy
It seems like, to me, somewhere between 30 and 35 is a really, really good time to turn your eggs into babies.
Gail Sheehy
My husband, Clay Felker, died 17 years after his first cancer due to secondary conditions that developed from treatment.
Gail Sheehy
I was devastated when I got the review for my first book. The book came out a couple years before the women's movement broke through, and people were putting it down, asking, 'Why does the woman in this book need to get a divorce? Why can't she just shut up and be happy?'
Gail Sheehy
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
Gail Sheehy
One of the ways we women often handicap ourselves is thinking that once we've made a decision or a commitment, we can't change.
Gail Sheehy
I did not give my daughter the kind of childhood anybody would want. The vision of the divided loyalty between a mother and father who don't live together and don't share in decisions is a great depravation for children.
Gail Sheehy
I do think taking the 20s to take the most chances you can is important, because you're not going to hurt anyone else during that time. And if you do have a partner, you need a couple years to rehearse that relationship.
Gail Sheehy
There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
Gail Sheehy
In the case of my husband, we found that facing a life-threatening illness prodded us to make a dramatic change in our lives.
Gail Sheehy
Spontaneity, the hallmark of childhood, is well worth cultivating to counteract the rigidity that may otherwise set in as we grow older.
Gail Sheehy
Career-driven millennials are strategic about working obsessively while they are single and earning enough money to afford advanced education. Most are patient enough to wait until 30 or later to develop their dream.
Gail Sheehy
The dream for many millennial women is to make a difference as social or political entrepreneurs. They are using the social media and marketing tools they have mastered to empower less fortunate women and direct them onto career tracks that women have traditionally avoided, like science and technology.
Gail Sheehy
Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron, rarely mentioned in the same breath.
Gail Sheehy
If you begin to think you are solely responsible for keeping your loved one alive and safe, you will eventually find yourself playing God. This phase can develop into an unhealthy, codependent relationship.
Gail Sheehy
Like everyone else in the first weeks after the tragedy of 9/11, I was looking frantically for some way to help.
Gail Sheehy
We see it in the body, that if you just give the body enough rest and comfort, it has remarkable self-healing capacities. Well, so does the spirit.
Gail Sheehy
You have a new role: family caregiver. It's a role nobody applies for. You don't expect it. You won't be prepared. You probably won't even identify yourself as a caregiver.
Gail Sheehy
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