Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Wisdom Of Edith Wharton.

Quotes and more from Edith Wharton ( 1862-1937 )

" If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time. "
E. W.
" In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world,
where the real thing was never said or done or even thought,
but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs. "

The Age of Innocence
" One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are. "
E. W.
" What could he and she really know of each other, since it was his duty
as a ' decent ' fellow, to conceal his past from her, and hers,
as a marriageable girl, to have no past to conceal ? "

The Age of Innocence
" It's rather clever of her to have made a specialty of devoting herself to dull people-the field is such a large one, and she has it practically to herself. "
The House of Mirth
" Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn't any. "
The House of Mirth
" They are all alike you know. They hold their tongues for years and you think you are safe, but when the opportunity comes they remember everything. "
E. W.
" ...In the summer New York was the only place in which one could escape from New Yorkers..."
E. W.
" They belong to that vast group of human automata who go through life without neglecting to perform a single one of the gestures executed by the surrounding puppets. "
The House of Mirth

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