Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Wisdom of Edna Ferber

A closed mind is a dying mind.

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.

A woman can look both moral and exciting - if she also looks as if it were quite a struggle.

Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming, even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets.

If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics.

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

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