Edith Wharton - Quotes

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. ---->>>

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech. ---->>>

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. ---->>>

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. ---->>>

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one. ---->>>

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. ---->>>

The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing. ---->>>

After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. ---->>>

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. ---->>>

I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting. ---->>>

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. ---->>>

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. ---->>>

I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. ---->>>

The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background. ---->>>

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. ---->>>

He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime. ---->>>

A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue. ---->>>

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. ---->>>

To be able to look life in the face: that's worth living in a garret for, isn't it? ---->>>

What's the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose 'em out. ---->>>

There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.

There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.

In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 24, 1862
Birthplace:
Die: 08-11, 1937
Occupation: Author
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Edith Wharton (; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight (wikipedia)