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Ellen Glasgow Quotes

Ellen Glasgow Quote: “All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “There is no support so strong as the strength that enables one to stand alone.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Life is never what one dreams. It is seldom what one desires, but for the vital spirit and the eager mind, the future will always hold the search for buried treasure and the possibility of high adventure.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Nothing in life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “It is only by knowing how little life has in store for us that we are able to look on the bright side and avoid disappointment.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I’m not going to lie down and let trouble walk over me.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The hardest thing for me is the sense of impermanence. All passes; nothing returns.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “But, of course only morons would ever think or speak of themselves as intellectuals. That’s why they all look so sad.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Preserve, within a wild sanctuary, an inaccessible valley of reverie.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The government’s like a mule, it’s slow and it’s sure; it’s slow to turn, and it’s sure to turn the way you don’t want it.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “After a day of rain the sun came out suddenly at five o’clock and threw a golden bar into the deep Victorian gloom of the front parlour.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “There wouldn’t be half as much fun in the world if it weren’t for children and men, and there ain’t a mite of difference between them under the skins.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The age is a vociferous one, and no prophet is without honor who is able to strike an attitude and to speak loud enough to make himself heard.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “It was a perfect spring afternoon, and the air was filled with vague, roving scents, as if the earth exhaled the sweetness of hidden flowers.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I liked human beings, but I did not love human nature.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Most women want their youth back again; but I wouldn’t have mine back at any price. The worst years of my life are behind me, and my best ones ahead.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Moderation has never yet engineered an explosion.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I don’t like human nature, but I do like human beings.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The pathos of life is worse than the tragedy.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Passion alone could destroy passion. All the thinking in the world could not make so much as a dent in its surface.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “He knows so little and knows it so fluently.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Life may take away happiness. But it can’t take away having had it.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “True goodness is an inward grace, not an outward necessity.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “After all, you can’t expect men not to judge by appearances.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Tilling the fertile soil of man’s vanity.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Insolent youth rides, now, in the whirlwind. For those modern iconoclasts who are without culture possess, apparently, all the courage.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I had no place in any coterie, or in any reciprocal self-advertising. I stood alone. I stood outside. I wanted only to learn. I wanted only to write better.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I have little faith in the theory that organized killing is the best prelude to peace.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “To teach one’s self is to be forced to learn twice.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The hardest thing to believe when you’re young is that people will fight to stay in a rut, but not to get out of one.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Dignity is an anachronism.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable incontemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization...”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Experience has taught me that the only cruelties people condemn are those with which they do not happen to be familiar.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Too much principle is often more harmful than too little.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “For me, the novel is experience illumined by imagination...”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “I am inclined to believe that a man may be free to do anything he pleases if only he will accept responsibility for whatever he does.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “She must face her grief where the struggle is always hardest-in the place where each trivial object is attended by pleasant memories.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Few forms of life are so engaging as birds.”
Ellen Glasgow Quote: “Although the primitive in art may be both interesting and impressive, as portrayed in American fiction it is conspicuous for dullness alone. Drab persons living drab lives, observed by drab minds and reported in drab writing...”
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