Sunday, January 24, 2010

Meandering in innocence . . .

Today is the birthday of Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937), novelist, short story writer and designer. In 1921, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature for her novel, The Age of Innocence (1920), thus making her the first woman to win the award.

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

"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." - Edith Wharton

"Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins." - Edith Wharton

"I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting." - Edith Wharton

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton

"The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing." - Edith Wharton

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision." - Edith Wharton

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