Gertrude Atherton Quotes

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Gertrude Atherton Quotes

Possibly there are few imaginative writers who have not a leaning, secret or avowed, to the occult. The creative gift is in very close relationship with the Great Force behind the universe; for aught we know, may be an atom thereof. It is not strange, therefore, that the lesser and closer of the unseen forces should send their vibrations to it occasionally; or, at all events, that the imagination should incline its ear to the most mysterious and picturesque of all beliefs
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Civilization in certain respects is as inadequate as it was a thousand years ago.

— Gertrude Atherton

It is seldom that the imagination is disappointed in the 'ancestral piles' of England.

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Fame compensates for a column of wants.

— Gertrude Atherton

Self-admiration giveth much consolation.

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To put a tempting face aside when duty demands every faculty is a lesson which takes most men longest to learn.

— Gertrude Atherton

The very commonplaces of life are components of its eternal mystery.

— Gertrude Atherton

Success is a great healer.

— Gertrude Atherton

Books are too heterogeneous an interest to furnish a vital one in life, a reason for being alive.

— Gertrude Atherton

The world changed somewhat in form during its progress, but never in substance.

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Nursing is not only a natural vocation for a woman, but an occupation which increases her matrimonial chances about eighty per cent.

— Gertrude Atherton

Genius must ever be imperfect. Life is not long enough nor slow enough for both brain and character to grow side by side to superhuman proportions.

— Gertrude Atherton

Men are not amusing during the shooting season; but, after all, my dear, men were not especially designed to amuse women.

— Gertrude Atherton

If there's a spirit world why don't the ghosts of dead artists get together and inhibit bad playwrights from tormenting first-nighters?

— Gertrude Atherton

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