Judith Viorst quotes

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My mom says I'm her sugarplum.
My mom says I'm her lamb.
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But it's hard to be hip over thirty
When everyone else is nineteen,
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Craving that old sweet oneness yet dreading engulfment, wishing to be our mother's and yet be our own, we stormily swing from mood ...
The need to become a separate self is as urgent as the yearning to merge forever. And as long as we, not our mother, initiate part ...
Just as children, step by step, must separate from their parents, we will have to separate from them. And we will probably suffer. ...
Our ego ideal is precious to us because it repairs a loss of our earlier childhood, the loss of our image of self as perfect and w ...
Growing up means letting go of the dearest megalomaniacal dreams of our childhood. Growing up means knowing they can't be fulfille ...
Somewhere slightly before or after the close of our second decade, we reach a momentous milestone--childhood's end. We have left a ...
Adolescence involves our nutty-desperate-ecstatic-rash psychological efforts to come to terms with new bodies and outrageous urges ...
Our mother gives us our earliest lessons in love--and its partner, hate. Our father--our "second other"Melaborates on them. Offeri ...
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