Joyce Brothers Quotes

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.

As a celebrity, you get a certain number of free passes. You’re actually in a better position if you’re a celebrity because people care.

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift… The hangover comes the day after.

For men to be virgins, we think it’s negative. We think that there’s something wrong with them.

I don’t give advice. I can’t tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.

Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.

The best proof of love is trust.

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.

There is such a thing as bad publicity.

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Virginity is such a personal thing. You can’t judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they’ll love forever.