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Quotes of the day: Edna Ferber

Published Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 5:02 PM EDT
Aug 14 2015

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie). (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A closed mind is a dying mind.

A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.

Anything can have happened in Oklahoma. Practically everything has.

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.

Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets.

Cherry cobbler is shortcake with a soul.

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.

Home is the place where your everyday clothes are, and where somebody or something needs you.

Housework's the hardest work in the world. That's why men won't do it.

I like different places. I like any places that isn't here.

I think that in order to write really well and convincingly, one must be somewhat poisoned by emotion. Dislike, displeasure, resentment, faultfinding, imagination, passionate remonstrance, a sense of injustice- they all make fine fuel.

If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics.

If men ever discovered how tough women actually are, they would be scared to death.

It's terrible to realize that you don't learn how to live until you're ready to die; and, then it's too late.

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.

No one in the United States has the right to own millions of acres of American land, I don't care how they came by it.

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.

The small town smart set is deadly serious about its smartness.

There are people who will tell you that no girl possessing a grain of common sense and a little nerve need go hungry, no matter how great the city. Don't you believe them.

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