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Joan M. Drury
“When we mourn our parents, we mourn the parents we had as well as the ones we never had. With death, all bets are off: the last chance at reconciliation or change or hope is gone. Whatever relationship we had with our parents, that's it. No more chances for something else.”
“I think I'm a love agnostic — not sure, one way or another, if it really exists.”
“Courtesy is the bedrock of social interchange. No matter what you're doing, even if you're fomenting revolution, you can still be courteous.”
“The dilemma for women — writing after everything else was finished — has prevented women from reaching their literary potential for centuries.”
Joan M. Drury, U.S. writer, philanthropist, feminist, bookstore owner