Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Quotes

 

There are no original ideas. There are only original people.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

True revolutionaries are like God – they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Beware of people carrying ideas. Beware of ideas carrying people.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Women’s propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Desire creates its own object.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.

— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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