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Josephine Humphreys

  • You must be the greatest mother in the world, but you must also, simultaneously, withdraw from your children's lives. You don't want to be the major force in their whole lives. You need to do the job adequately and as best you can, and then provide them with independence from you. You have to give them enough so that they won't need you anymore.

  • ... sharing is the secret of civilization.

    • Josephine Humphreys,
    • "Divine Dining Chez Boyer," in The New York Times ()

Josephine Humphreys, U.S. writer