Edith Wharton Quotes

Edith Wharton Quotes: It frightened him to think what must have gone to the making of her eyes.
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Edith Wharton Quote: The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humor or irony pitched in exactly the same key, so that their joint glances on any subject cross like interarching searchlights.
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Quotes about Edith Wharton: My first few weeks in America are always miserable, because the tastes I am cursed with are all of a kind that cannot be gratified here, and I am not enough in sympathy with our gross public to make up for the lack on the aesthetic side. One's friends are delightful; but we are none of us Americans, we don't think or feel as the Americans do, we are the wretched exotics produced in a European glass-house, the most displaced and useless class on earth!
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Quote about Edith Wharton: Staunch and faithful lovers that they are, they give back a hundred fold every sign of love that one ever gives them.
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Edith Wharton Sayings: Little as she was addicted to solitude, there had come to be moments when it seemed a welcome escape from the empty noises of her life.
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Edith Wharton Saying: But I have sometimes thought that a woman's nature is like a great house full of rooms: there is the hall, through which everyone passes in going in and out; the drawing-room, where one receives formal visits; the sitting-room, where the members of the family come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the handles of whose doors perhaps are never turned; no one knows the way to them, no one knows whither they lead; and in the innermost room, the holy of holies, the soul sits alone and waits for a footstep that never comes.
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Sayings about Edith Wharton: The turnings of life seldon show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing.
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Saying about Edith Wharton: The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!
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Edith Wharton Quotes: But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.
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Edith Wharton Quote: Is there nowhere in an American house where one may be by one's self?
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Quotes about Edith Wharton: People struggled on for years with 'troubles,' but they almost always succumbed to 'complications.
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Quote about Edith Wharton: A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
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Edith Wharton Sayings: As he paid the hansom and followed his wife's long train into the house he took refuge in the comforting platitude that the first six months were always the most difficult in marriage. 'After that I suppose we shall have pretty nearly finished rubbing off each other's angles,' he reflected; but the worst of it was that May's pressure was already bearing on the very angles whose sharpness he most wanted to keep
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Edith Wharton Saying: Almost everybody in the neighborhood had troubles, frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had complications. To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death warrant. People struggled on for years wit
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Sayings about Edith Wharton: The value of books is proportionate to what may be called their plasticity -- their quality of being all things to all men, of being diversely moulded by the impact of fresh forms of thought.
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Saying about Edith Wharton: When a man says he doesn't understand a woman it's because he won't take the trouble.
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Edith Wharton Quotes: Damn words; they're just the pots and pans of life, the pails and scrubbing-brushes. I wish I didn't have to think in words ...
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Edith Wharton Quote: In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears.
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