23 Total Quotes

Judith Guest Quotes

...Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling...People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Judith Guest
#Depression

To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to posses a guiding principle
Judith Guest
#Reason

Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?
Judith Guest
#Love #Sad Love #Break Up #Love Ended

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Judith Guest
#Depression

I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies. This is new to me and I'm enjoying it.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I can write for a long time on one novel and not get tired.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I notice when I'm on these trips, I read like mad. It's the only thing that seems to center me, bring me back to remembering who I am. Or forgetting who I am!
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I taught more school, had two more sons and then in 1970 I wrote a short story and sent it to a national contest, where I won 60th prize out of 100.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I think living the blessed life is the luck of the draw.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I'm glad I'm successful at it, because it's allowed me to live very well financially, and give my kids a lot of things. It's enabled me to do stuff that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do. But it's not who I am.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I'm not terrifically comfortable with even thinking about what I've accomplished in relation to who I am and how I relate to other people.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

I've never been one to tear the social fabric.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

It's always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that's the person I'm going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it's there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain't me.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

It's true that every day away from work requires two more days to get back into it.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

My success is not who I am.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

Ours was not a political household, when I was growing up.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed, and that seems courageous to me.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

Sometimes you are being interviewed by someone and you think, if I knew this person they'd be my best friend. Other times you're being interviewed by a complete jerk.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist

With my friends, I don't feel pressure to be someone other than who I am.
Judith Guest
#American Novelist