Carly Rivers, novelist and journalist

Caryl Rivers Quotes

From Caryl Rivers, author of numerous works on gender, culture and family issues.

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“He knew he’d have to go to Disney World eventually. It’s middle-class America’s version of a pilgrimage to Mecca.  Every family that can scrape up the cash must make the long and arduous journey to a shrine peopled with more minor deities than the slopes of Mount Olympus: Mickey, Donald, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. With frayed nerves and tattered wallets the faithful stream through the turnstiles of the Magic Kingdom, intent on giving every child his or her birthright: The opportunity to gawk at a six foot duck in a blue jacket.”

“Smell is the closest thing human beings have to a time machine.”

“What we’ve done, it seems to me, is allow women to get older, but not to age.”

“Guilt implanted at a tender age is not easy to destroy. A weed, it sprouts in unexpected places.”

“Freedom is much more complicated than servitude.”

– Caryl Rivers

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