Edith Wharton Quotes & Sayings

27 most famous Edith Wharton quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American author who passed away on 11 August, 1937.

Edith Wharton Quotes
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.”
Edith Wharton Quotes
“Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.”

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