Quotation by Edna Woolman Chase

The beaux and the babies, the servant troubles, and the social aspirations of the other girls seemed to me superficial. My work did not. I was professional. I could earn my own money, or I could be fired if I were inefficient. It was something to get your teeth into. It was living.
Edna Woolman Chase (1877–1957), U.S. editor (Vogue magazine). Always in Vogue, ch. 4 (1954).

Chase began working for Vogue in 1895, only three years after its founding.
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