Joanne Greenberg Quotes

The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular.
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)
The woman was sane; she accepted the heavy penalties of reality and enjoyed its gifts also.
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)
Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Joanne Greenberg
To experience the reality was to suffer a boredom as endless as the illness itself...the boredom of insanity was a great desert, so great that anyone's violence or agony seemed an oasis, and the brief companionship seemed like a rain in the desert that was numbered and counted and remembered long after it was gone.
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)
The rose-garden world of perfection is a lie and a bore too!
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)
I never promised you a rose garden. I never promised you perfect justice.
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)
And what does that signify to you?' he said, perhaps forgetting that if she could speak truly to the world, she would not be a mental patient.
Joanne Greenberg (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1964)

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Joanne Greenberg Biography

Born: 1932

Joanne Greenberg is an American author. She is best known for her novels, the most notable being "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" which she wrote under the pen name Hannah Green.

Notable Works

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1964)
In This Sign (1970)
Where The Road Goes (1998)