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He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime. Edith Wharton


He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.

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quotation: Edith Wharton


Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.

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quotation: What’s the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose ’em out. Edith Wharton


What’s the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose ’em out.

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quotation: Edith Wharton


In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

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quotation: Edith Wharton – “…habit is necessary;…”


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Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.

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quotation: Edith Wharton: “Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.”


Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet it alone.

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“At the antipodes of bloggers everywhere! “

QUOTATION: Edith Wharton


There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

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Quotation: Edith Wharton about emancipation


There was no use in trying to emancipate a wife who had not the dimmest notion that she was not free.

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Quotation: Edith Wharton (1862-1937) on yes and no: But what about may be?


When people ask for time, it’s always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn’t take half as long to say.

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Today’s Quotation: Edith Wharton on …analysis and empathy…


In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears.

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