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Mary Schmich Quotes

"Like many women my age, I am 28 years old."
Age

"The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them."
Movies

"You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when."

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere."

"Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous."

"Barbie is just a doll."

"Consider the lowly word if. If can launch any accusation into the public arena in the guise of fact. If can poison a life as surely as cyanide. Grease a sentence with if and you can skid from speculation to impeachment in the time it takes to say, Tricky Dick."

"TV happens. And once it's happened, it's gone. When it's gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape."

"The soul-sucking activity of TV-watching feels better when it is done with other souls."

"Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views."

"You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same."
Movies

"Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist, a biographer."

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