Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

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A diary means yes indeed.

When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.

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I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don’t get young men standing up and saying, ‘How can I combine career and family?’