The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.


Edith Hamilton

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Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heret...
EDITH WHARTON
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing wh...
EDITH WHARTON
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinctio...
EDITH WHARTON
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with t...
EDITH WHARTON
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual...
EDITH WHARTON
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
EDITH SITWELL
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
EDITH SITWELL
Poetry is the deification of reality.
EDITH SITWELL
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
EDITH SITWELL
Couture has copied my things for years, in addition to countless other costume designers, claiming t...
EDITH HEAD
Exploring is an innate part of being human. We're all explorers when we're born. Unfortunate...
EDITH WIDDER
Peoplehood tends to develop into nationhood if the people achieves a certain maturity. This is analo...
EDITH STEIN
Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth.
EDITH WIDDER
Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let's al...
EDITH WIDDER
Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a...
EDITH HEAD
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the auth...
EDITH WHARTON
I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.
EDITH PIAF
My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.
EDITH WHARTON
The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.
EDITH WHARTON
Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct.
EDITH HEAD
Growing old gracefully used to begin at about 35, but today women prefer to 'stay young grateful...
EDITH HEAD
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
EDITH WHARTON
I just was mesmerized by all of this life everywhere I looked. And so I wanted to be a marine biolog...
EDITH WIDDER
Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.
EDITH PIAF
...though she had not had the strength to shake off the spell that bound her to him she had lost all...
EDITH WHARTON
Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury. It was the background she required, the only cli...
EDITH WHARTON
When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?
EDITH EVANS
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have ...
EDITH SITWELL
In 2008, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for work done on a molecule called green fluoresce...
EDITH WIDDER
Many women have asked me if it is possible to have a well-built wardrobe on a limited budget. 'M...
EDITH HEAD
I developed an optical lure that imitates certain types of bioluminescent displays that I think migh...
EDITH WIDDER
Architecture is undistinguished, sometimes derelict, but occasionally, as in 'Post and Beam,'...
EDITH PEARLMAN
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the cri...
EDITH WHARTON
Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
EDITH WHARTON
Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?
EDITH WHARTON
As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must ...
EDITH STEIN
All the stories I write come from someone I've met or some anecdote I've heard.
EDITH PEARLMAN
An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French ope...
EDITH WHARTON