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Edna Ferber Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edna Ferber

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Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing,
for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
- Edna Ferber

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.
- Edna Ferber

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

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

 

A closed mind is a dying mind.
- Edna Ferber

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

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

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Christmas isn't a season.
It's a feeling.
- Edna Ferber

Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming,
even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has
been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.
- Edna Ferber

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
- Edna Ferber

Writers should be read but not seen.
Rarely are they a winsome sight.
- Edna Ferber

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful,
so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity,
is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
- Edna Ferber

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon PHOTO

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a journey - enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard


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