Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Ellen Glasgow Quotes: The share of the sympathetic publisher in the author's success - the true success so different from the ephemeral - is apt to be overlooked in these blatant days, so it is just as well that some of us should keep it in mind.
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Ellen Glasgow Quote: I hated the things they believe in, the things they so innocently and charmingly pretended. I hated the sanctimonious piety that let people hurt helpless creatures. I hated the prayers and the hymns - the fountains and the red images that coloured their drab music, the fountains filled with blood, the sacrifice of the lamb.
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Quotes about Ellen Glasgow: ... in the nineteen-thirties ... the most casual reader of murder mysteries could infallibly detect the villain, as soon as there entered a character who had recently washed his neck and did not commit mayhem on the English language.
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Quote about Ellen Glasgow: That was the worst of being poor, you couldn't give the right things in sickness.
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Ellen Glasgow Sayings: No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it for example by seeing it how it could be worse and then being grateful it isn't.
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Ellen Glasgow Saying: Give the young half a chance and they will create their own future, they will even create their own heaven and earth.
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Sayings about Ellen Glasgow: She must face her grief where the struggle is always hardest-in the place where each trivial object is attended by pleasant memories.
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Saying about Ellen Glasgow: Evidently, whatever else marriage might prevent, it was not a remedy for isolation of spirit.
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Ellen Glasgow Quotes: you can't fit the same religion to every man any mo' than you can the same pair of breeches. The big man takes the big breeches an' the little man takes the small ones, an' it's jest the same with religion. It may be cut after one pattern, but it's might apt to get its shape from the wearer inside. Why, thar ain't any text so peaceable that it ain't drawn blood from somebody.
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Ellen Glasgow Quote: Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting.
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Quotes about Ellen Glasgow: Apart from letters, it is the vulgar custom of the moment to deride the thinkers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras; yet there has not been, in all history, another agewhen so much sheer mental energy was directed toward creating a fairer social order.
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Quote about Ellen Glasgow: It would appear, from the best examples, that the proper way of beginning a preface to one's work is with a humble apology for having written at all.
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Ellen Glasgow Sayings: I'm not going to lie down and let trouble walk over me.
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Ellen Glasgow Saying: The age is a vociferous one, and no prophet is without honor who is able to strike an attitude and to speak loud enough to make himself heard.
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Sayings about Ellen Glasgow: Of one thing alone I am very sure: it is a law of our nature that the memory of longing should survive the more fugitive memory of fulfillment.
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Saying about Ellen Glasgow: The only natural human beings seem to be those who are making trouble.
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Ellen Glasgow Quotes: . . . every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things, for earth and sky, for roads and fields and woods, for trees and grass and flowers; a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures.
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