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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,
    • in Minnesota Women's Press ()

Joan M. Drury, U.S. writer, philanthropist, feminist, bookstore owner

(1945)