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Mary Schmich – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Mary Schmich

 

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

– Mary Schmich


Here’s a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can’t anticipate how you’ll feel afterward. People will tell you a few may be close to right, none exactly right.

– Mary Schmich


I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.

– Mary Schmich


A line from one of my 1997 columns – ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’ – is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don’t believe she did. She said some things about fear, but not that thing.

– Mary Schmich


For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.

– Mary Schmich


Don’t waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind.

– Mary Schmich


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

– Mary Schmich


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

– Mary Schmich


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

– Mary Schmich


Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you’ll have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either of them might run out.

– Mary Schmich