Edna Ferber Quotes


20 Edna Ferber quotes:



"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."
"Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight."
"Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets."
"A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle."
"A closed mind is a dying mind."
"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."
"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."
"Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way."
"Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little."
"Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant."
"I think that in order to write really well and convincingly, one must he somewhat poisoned by emotion. Dislike, displeasure, resentment, faultfinding, imagination, passionate remonstrance, a sense of injustice -- they all make fine fuel."
Author: Ferber Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way"
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"Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death-fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant."
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"To be alive is a fine thing. It is the finest thing in the world, though hazardous. It is a unique thing. It happens only once in a lifetime. To be alive, to know consciously that you are alive, and to relish that knowledge - this is a kind of magic. Or it may be a kind of madness, exhilarating but harmless."
"Roast Beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrTes, the hors d'oeuvres, and the things a la though you know that Roast Beef, medium, is safe and sane, and sure."
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"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"
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"I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours."
Author: Ferber Quotes Category: Men Quotes New World Quotes
"Wasn't marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded? Wasn't it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt?"
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"A woman can look both moral and exciting - if she also looks as if it were quite a struggle"
Author: Ferber Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!"



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