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Edith Wharton

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Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.

— Edith Wharton

#day #daytime #window #day

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

— Edith Wharton


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

— Edith Wharton


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

— Edith Wharton

#family #friends #insincerity #kindness #loneliness

My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.

— Edith Wharton


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

— Edith Wharton


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

— Edith Wharton


Do you remember what you said to me once? That you could help me only by loving me? Well-you did love me for a moment; and it helped me. It has always helped me.

— Edith Wharton


In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs.

— Edith Wharton


...I have always lived on contrasts! To me the only death is monotony. Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

— Edith Wharton


About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton Quotes

Did you know about Edith Wharton?

Wharton was a committed supporter of French imperialism describing herself as a "rabid imperialist" and the war solidified her political conservatism. In 1908 her husband's mental state was determined to be incurable. She called the villa "Sainte-Claire du Chateau" and filled the garden with cacti and subtropical plants.

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