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Summary

Edith Wharton (born as Edith Newbold Jones in New York City, New York, U.S., died in Saint-Brice-sous-ForÍt, France) was a famous Author from USA, who lived between January 24, 1862 and August 11, 1937. She became 75 years old.

Biography

Edith Wharton was an American author. She was the daughter of wealthy parents, and traveled with them during their childhood in America and Europe. Towards the end of her life she was living in France. During World War I, she developed an ancillary activity for Belgian refugees.

In his novels depicting Wharton with some critical eye on American societs environment, she came from. In 1921 she won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Age of Innocence.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Edith.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Wharton

Famous quotes by Edith Wharton (27)


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"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"
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"To be able to look life in the face: that's worth living in a garret for, isn't it?"
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"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"
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"Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins"
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"The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else"
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"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet"
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"Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death"
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"The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background"
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"Silence may be as variously shaded as speech"
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"Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one"
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"In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears"
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"I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting"
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"He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime"
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"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before"
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"After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others"
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"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision"
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"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time"
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"I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story"
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"The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing"
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"Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope"
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"What's the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose 'em out"
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"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it"
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"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it"
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"A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue"


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