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    Toys "R" Us. Zack put on a wool cap and sunglasses. "You look like a bank robber," I observed. "No toy is safe.
    — Joan Bauer
    I'll tell you something about tough things. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you'll find the way through. On the Food Network they have these shows where cooks have to put a meal together with all these weird ingredients. That's a lot like my life-dealing with things you wouldn't think ever go together. But a good cook can make the best meal out of the craziest combinations.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: food 
     
    Teenagers are like bees at night, I think. We don't like waking up and we don't always get with the program immediately, but once we figure out our mission, we'll see it through.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: night  teenager 
     
    it's a complete rush to get what you've been hoping for - to get it so full and complete that it fills your senses.
    — Joan Bauer
    Sometimes the best thing that can happen to a person is to have a puppy lick your face.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people 
     
    when hope gets released in a place, all kinds of things are possible
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: hope 
     
    ...motherhood should be like driving a car - you should have to pass a test before you can do it legally.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: motherhood 
     
    When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.
    — Joan Bauer
    Infatuation cannot be sustained indefinitely, my friend. Love that embraces the entire person is a monumental gift that takes time to grow.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: time  people  friends  gift 
     
    Sometimes just getting up in the morning and standing at the gate can bring the gate down.
    — Joan Bauer
    When we don't have the words chocolate can speak volumes.
    — Joan Bauer
    Librarians understand about power - they know how to find anything.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: power 
     
    Almost. It's a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe. I'm hoping hard for that.
    — Joan Bauer
    Staring down hard truth takes guts.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: truth 
     
    And we learned that you don't have to be famous or rich or physically healthy to be a leader. You just have to try to be a true person. We learned that helping other people brings out the good in everybody.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people  true  healthy  leader 
     
    We read to learn and to grow, to laugh, to be motivated, and to understand things we've never been exposed to. We read for strength to help us when we feel broken, discouraged or afraid. We read to find hope. We read because we're not just made up of skin and bones, and a deep need for chocolate, but we're also made up of words, words which describe our thoughts and what's hidden in our hearts.
    — Joan Bauer
    Like my grandmother always said, 'you never know the blessings that come from suffering.
    — Joan Bauer
    I'll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you'll find your way through.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: time 
     
    You've got to love yourself with all your short comings, and you've got to love the world no matter how bad it gets.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: world  bad 
     
    A heart will say amazing things if it's given half a chance.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: chance  heart 
     
    When you have something so important, something that you'll stay awake for, something you know that you were designed to do, well, it's worth getting a few dark circles, don't you think?
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: dark  awake  worth 
     
    ...Difficult relationships come into our lives for a reason. No one would choose them, certainly. But if we let them, they can teach us how to be flexible with others and more forgiving.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: live  relationship 
     
    My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people  god  library 
     
    Everyone needs fudge, Hildy. It's how God helps us cope.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: help  god 
     
    You don't understand how much light you have until the lights go out.
    — Joan Bauer
    Will we have bodyguards?" "We're not quite set up for that. But with all these mothers, you don't need them.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: mother 
     
    i hate leaving places i love i was never at one place long. am i selfish?
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: hate 
     
    I'm working hard to have a good life.You don't need fancy things to feel good. You can hug a puppy. You can buy a can of paint and surround yourself with color. You can plant a flower and watch it grow. You can decide to trust people, the right people. You can decide to start over and let other people start over, too.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people  trust  right  flowers 
     
    Mountains draw you to a deeper place in yourself
    — Joan Bauer
    People are so cheap. Everyone wants quality, no one wants to pay for it. Here's the suburban dream- to hire great workers who are such meek morons that they don't have the guts to ask for a living wage.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people  living  quality 
     
    Some things go too deep for words.
    — Joan Bauer
    He stood up, put the tree back under the grow light. 'There. That's what's going to happen to us. It's called grafting. Taking something from one place and fixing it to another until they grow together. We didn't start from the same tree, but we're going to grow together like we did.
    — Joan Bauer
    When you can carry five full dinner platters on your left arm, you should be able to vote, even if you're not eighteen.
    — Joan Bauer
    It was probably easier in the old days when the bad guys rode into town wearing black capes or whatever bad guys wore and the milk cows were ownded by honest people. Right off the bat, you'd know who you were dealing with. Now everybody dresses alike.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: people  right  bad  black 
     
    Sometimes you've got to shout the truth and wake people up.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: truth  people 
     
    My father always told me that in this world we are going to make a truckload of mistakes, but the best mistake we can ever make is to err on the side of mercy
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: world  mistakes  mercy  father 
     
    They marched. Not for themselves. They marched to remember the ones who didn't make it back. They marched because seeing so much loss can teach you about life. they marched because we're all fighting a war whether we know it or not...a war for our minds and souls and what we believe in.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: loss  believe  soul  seeing  fighting  war  mind 
     
    The problem with the heart is how it can have so many opposite feelings coursing through it all at the same time. It's really an inconsistent thing- appreciating something one minute and hating it the next.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: time  heart  problem 
     
    New places always help us look at life differently
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: help 
     
    You don't know which way a thing will come at you, but you need to welcome it with your whole heart which ever way it arrives.
    — Joan Bauer
    tags: heart 
     
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