Ellen Glasgow
Quotations


A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed.

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?

Moderation has never yet engineered an explosion.

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it.

To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.

Women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.



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