Ayelet Waldman’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Ayelet Waldman Quotes 

Ayelet Waldman, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Ayelet Waldman quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Ayelet Waldman’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Ayelet Waldman made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Courage is impulsive; it is narcissism tempered with nihilism.”
― Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

 “Love and marriage are about work and compromise. They’re about seeing someone for what he is, being dissapointed , and deciding to stick around anyway. They’re about commitment and comfort, not some kind of sudden, hysterical recognition’. ‘That’s not what I want. Disspointment and comfort is not what I want’. ‘Why not? Because you expect it to be magical and mystical? Because you don’t want to work?’ ‘Why can’t it be magical? Why can’t it be mystical?’ ‘Because if you count on magic and mysticism, then as soon as shit happens, as soon as life interferes, as soon as your stepson treats you badly, or your husband’s ex-wife has a fit about something, or your baby dies, as soon as life happens, the magic will disappear and you’ll be left with nothing. You can’t count on magic. Trust me, I know. Sweetheart, little girl, you can’t count on magic’.”
― Ayelet Waldman

“Even if i’m setting myself up for failure, I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obseessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is. A mother who doesn’t fret over failings and slights, who realizes her worries and anxieties are just thoughts, the continuous chattering and judgement of a too busy mind. A mother who doesn’t worry so much about being bad or good but just recognizes that she’s both, and neither. A mother who does her best, and for whom that is good enough, even if, in the end, her best turns out to be, simply, not bad. ”
― Ayelet Waldman, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

 “One of the most important things the early LSD pioneers discovered is that the personality of the researcher administering the drug had a profound effect on the experience of the patient. If the examiner was cold and distant, the subject occasionally became hostile, even paranoid. The subjects of a warm and gentle researcher almost universally experienced feelings of love and joy.”
― Ayelet Waldman, A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

 “There are many times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.”
― Ayelet Waldman

 “I think it’s worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obsessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is.”
― Ayelet Waldman

“Love & Marriage are about work & Compromise. They’re about seeing someone for what he is, being disappointed and deciding to stick around anyway. They’re about commitment and comfort, not some kind of sudden, hysterical recognition.”
― Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

 “How many people will die, have died, because of the wasted talents of intelligent and gifted women, forced into domestic drudgery, corseted by paternal demands, strangled by denial of opportunity?”
― Ayelet Waldman, Love and Treasure

“Let’s all commit ourselves to the basic civility of minding our own business. Failing that, let’s go back to a time when we were nasty and judgmental, but only behind one another’s backs.”
― Ayelet Waldman, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

“Why is it that loving something provides such little protection from betrayal?”
― Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

10 Famous Quotes by Author Ayelet Waldman

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Ayelet Waldman quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Ayelet Waldman quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Ayelet Waldman. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Ayelet Waldman quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Ayelet Waldman Quote 

“That was true, Iris would sometimes think, about marriage: it was only a boat, too. A wooden boat, difficult to build, even more difficult to maintain, whose beauty derived at least in part from its unlikelihood. Long ago the pragmatic justifications for both marriage and wooden-boat building had been lost or superseded. Why invest countless hours, years, and dollars in planing and carving, gluing and fastening, caulking and fairing, when a fiberglass boat can be had at a fraction of the cost? Why struggle to maintain love and commitment over decades when there were far easier ways to live, ones that required no effort or attention to prevent corrosion and rot? Why continue to pour your heart into these obsolete arts? Because their beauty, the way they connect you to your history and to the living world, justifies your efforts. A long marriage, like a classic wooden boat, could be a thing of grace, but only if great effort was devoted to its maintenance. At first your notions of your life with another were no more substantial than a pattern laid down in plywood. Then year by year you constructed the frame around the form, and began layering memories, griefs, and small triumphs like strips of veneer planking bent around the hull of everyday routine. You sanded down the rough edges, patched the misunderstandings, faired the petty betrayals. Sometimes you sprung a leak. You fell apart in rough weather or were smashed on devouring rocks. But then, as now, in the teeth of a storm, when it seemed like all was lost, the timber swelled, the leak sealed up, and you found that your craft was, after all, sea-kindly.”
― Ayelet Waldman, Red Hook Road

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