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Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational — but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?

Judith Viorst (b. 1931) American writer, journalist, psychoanalysis researcher
Love & Guilt & the Meaning of Life, Etc. (1979)
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One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in again.

Judith Viorst (b. 1931) American writer, journalist, psychoanalysis researcher
Love and Shrimp (1999) [with Shelly Markam]
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Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst (b. 1931) American writer, journalist, psychoanalysis researcher
Redbook Magazine (mid-1970s)

Attributed in many places. More information: The Big Apple: “Strength is breaking a chocolate bar into four pieces with your hands — and then eating just one”
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Not listening is probably the commonest unkindness of married life, and one that creates — more devastatingly than an eternity of forgotten birthdays and misguided Christmas gifts — an atmosphere of not loving and not caring.

Judith Viorst (b. 1931) American writer, journalist, psychoanalysis researcher
Yes, Married (1972)
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