Quotes by American Novelist Ellen Glasgow

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. Ellen Glasgow

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting. Ellen Glasgow

I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say. Ellen Glasgow

I agree with every word you write, and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end. Ellen Glasgow

Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. Ellen Glasgow

Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity. Ellen Glasgow

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book. Ellen Glasgow

He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone. Ellen Glasgow

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not some day be antiquated... To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality. Ellen Glasgow
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He knows so little and knows it so fluently. Ellen Glasgow

Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted. Ellen Glasgow

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away. Ellen Glasgow

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living. Ellen Glasgow
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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do. Ellen Glasgow

Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting. Ellen Glasgow
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