28 quotes found by Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston
Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about.
good  # 193693
Lynn Johnston
You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a... very brutal disciplinarian.
family  mother  Father  # 193694
Lynn Johnston
The most profound statements are often said in silence.
profound  Often  Said  # 193695
Lynn Johnston
Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.
parenting  morning  Mom  # 193696
Lynn Johnston
Aaron and I will be joined at the hip until the day we die. We have loved and hated each other since the day he was born. He's very much a part of my heart. He's going to broadcasting college now, and he'll do fine. But he came into a world that did not welcome him.
heart  Until  Since  # 193698
Lynn Johnston
When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school.
happiness  beautiful  happy  # 193700
Lynn Johnston
Sure, I've had some bad times, but everybody does. But people don't get to talk about them like I do, unless they do to a therapist. People don't get to put them in the paper like I do.
Times  Talk  Everybody  # 193702
Lynn Johnston
I loved the Little Lulu stories, where she would fantasize that her bedroom rug would turn into a pool of water, and she could dive down into the center of the world.
Her  Loved  water  # 193704
Lynn Johnston
It's taken me a long time to become the person I am, for all the ugliness to fall away. The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there. I can touch that now.
time  fall  Gone  # 193706
Lynn Johnston
I've had some tremendous adventures, good and bad. It's part of the novel, and a novel isn't interesting if it doesn't have some good and bad. And you don't know what good is if bad hasn't been a part of your life.
life  good  novel  # 193708
Lynn Johnston
I've always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately.
life  Felt  Written  # 193710
Lynn Johnston
Yes, and when I had Aaron, he left me, and I didn't know how to raise a child. And I wasn't close to my parents, and because I was too proud to go to my parents for help, I mistreated that little baby. I didn't want a baby.
Help  parents  Child  # 193712
Lynn Johnston
People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty came the most incredible inventions - board games, recipes... we never stopped inventing.
Poor  Knew  Came  # 193713
Lynn Johnston
I was just so lucky to have a wonderful life after a tough marriage.
life  marriage  Wonderful  # 193714
Lynn Johnston
You see, anything I imagined, I could draw.
Draw  Imagined  # 193715
Lynn Johnston
If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper.
love  Father  sex  # 193716