Edith Wharton quotes

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There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all ...
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
I am secretly afraid of animals.... I think it is because of the usness in their eyes, with the underlying not-usness which belies ...
The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
I have been spending my first night in an American "summer hotel," and I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining ca ...
... how I understand that love of living, of being in this wonderful, astounding world even if one can look at it only through the ...
Almost everybody in the neighborhood had "troubles," frankly localized and specified; but only the chosen had "complications." To ...
When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.
A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass ...
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