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Henriette Mantel

  • [On deciding not to have children:] Yes, there is a little sadness ... But there's also a little sadness around the fact I may never get to go to the moon. Jeez, you can't do everything in this lifetime.

    • Henriette Mantel,
    • "The Morning Dance," in Henriette Mantel, ed., No Kidding: Women Writing on Bypassing Parenthood ()
  • The traditional rules for having children are long gone. Some days I feel like the harder choice is to not have a kid.

    • Henriette Mantel,
    • "The Morning Dance," in Henriette Mantel, ed., No Kidding: Women Writing on Bypassing Parenthood ()
  • I don't have time every day to put on make up. I need that time to clean my rifle.

    • Henriette Mantel
  • If I'm ever stuck on a respirator or a life support system, I definitely want to be unplugged — but not until I'm down to a size eight.

    • Henriette Mantel

Henriette Mantel, U.S. writer, actor, producer, director, comedian

(1958)