Edith Wharton Quotes

Edith Wharton Quotes.

He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
Edith Wharton
Happiness is a work of art. Handle with care.
Edith Wharton
Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
Edith Wharton
When a man says he doesn’t understand a woman it’s because he won‘t take the trouble.
Edith Wharton
The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!
Edith Wharton
Life is always either; a tight -rope or a feather-bed . — Give me the tightrope.
Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton
If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton
There are moments when a man’s imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.
Edith Wharton
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton
One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.
Edith Wharton
After all, one knows one’s weak points so well, that it’s rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
Edith Wharton
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author‘s political views.
Edith Wharton
There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.
Edith Wharton
Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.
Edith Wharton
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
Edith Wharton
The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
Edith Wharton
Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.
Edith Wharton
To know when to be generous and when firm—that is wisdom.
Edith Wharton
Life’s just a perpetual piecing together of broken bits.
Edith Wharton
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.
Edith Wharton
There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.
Edith Wharton
An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions.
Edith Wharton
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
Edith Wharton
What’s the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose ’em out.
Edith Wharton
I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
Edith Wharton
Some things are best mended by a break.
Edith Wharton
Life is the saddest thing there is, next to death.
Edith Wharton
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.
Edith Wharton
I don’t know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.
Edith Wharton
Nothing is more perplexing to a man than the mental process of a woman who reasons her emotions.
Edith Wharton