Joyce Brothers

(Joyce Diane Brothers)

Joyce Brothers
Joyce Brothers
  • Born: October 20, 1927
  • Died: May 13, 2013
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Psychologist, Advice Columnist, Writer

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Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing, which was suggested as a stunt by the show's producers. In 1958, she presented a television show on which she dispensed psychological advice, pioneering the field. She wrote a column for Good Housekeeping for almost forty years and became, according to The Washington Post, the "face of American psychology". Brothers appeared in dozens of television roles, usually as herself, but from the 1970s onward she accepted roles portraying fictional characters, often self-parodies.

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A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. 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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Life
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after. Money, Coins & Minting
Feeling gratitude isn't born in us - it's something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.
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. Time
I have found in work that you only get back what you put into it, but it does come back gift-wrapped. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I watched the Trade Center buildings go down from my balcony, and it was a terrifying moment. I couldn't get my mind around it at all.
If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.
I've enjoyed the pleasures of working since I was 12 and earned all my own spending money since I was 14. Money, Coins & Minting
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. Communication & Communications
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Relationships
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash. Families, Children & Parenting
Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing... the secret of having it all is loving it all. Families, Children & Parenting
Men are not conditioned to be less powerful than a woman. It will be the wise woman who realizes this and is sensitive to that issue.
Never try to negotiate with anyone after he or she has eaten. People are best persuaded on an empty stomach. And forget power breakfasts. There is no convincing anyone of anything before 10 A.M. Power
No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along.
Real intimacy depends on truth - lovingly told - especially in the bedroom. Truth
Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling. Relationships
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Success
The best proof of love is trust. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Trust
The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. Failure ;Success
The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart - and here's why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary - to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship. Women ;Trust
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. Trust
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women

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