Quotes by Ellen Glasgow

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Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist from Richmond, Virginia. Beginning in 1897, Glasgow wrote 20 novels, mainly about life in Virginia. Her own education had been rudimentary, a fact Glasgow compensated by reading widely. Today, her novels are regarded as more than just depictions of life in the South.

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

Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.
He knows so little and knows it so fluently.
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.
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.
I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.

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