Best Quotes by Ellen Glasgow

By | August 8, 2016

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

Ellen Glasgow

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.

Ellen Glasgow

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Ellen Glasgow

Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.

Ellen Glasgow

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

Ellen Glasgow

No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.

Ellen Glasgow

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

Ellen Glasgow

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

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

Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.

Ellen Glasgow

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

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

To teach one’s self is to be forced to learn twice.

Ellen Glasgow

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.

Ellen Glasgow

He knows so little and knows it so fluently.

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

Doesn’t all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?

Ellen Glasgow

There wouldn’t be half as much fun in the world if it weren’t for children and men, and there ain’t a mite of difference between them under the skins.

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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