Edith Wharton Quotes

Who is Edith Wharton?

Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

Director Martin Scorsese made a movie based on her novel 'The Age of Innocence' starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder.

Born January 24, 1862
Died August 11, 1937

Books by Edith Wharton


Best 13 Quotes by Edith Wharton

“Genius is of small use to a woman who does not know how to do her hair.”

“Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn't any.”

“I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.”

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.”

“Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.”

“Nothing is more perplexing to a man than the mental process of a woman who reasons her emotions.”

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”

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“She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making.”

“Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.”

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”

“We can't behave like people in novels, though, can we?”

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”

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