Elizabeth Hardwick Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by Elizabeth Hardwick

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Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: The stain of place hangs on not as a birthright but as a sort of artifice, a bit of cosmetic. The stain of place hangs on not as a birthright but as a sort of artifice, a bit of cosmetic.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Biology is destiny only for girls. Biology is destiny only for girls.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: The greatest gift is a passion for reading. The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous. Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: I am alone here in New York, no longer a we. I am alone here in New York, no longer a we.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: The future may be an enemy. Time can turn happy days and nights into nothing. The future may be an enemy. Time can turn happy days and nights into nothing.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: [Charlotte Bronte] had thought of every maneuver for circumventing those stony obstructions of wives who would not remove themselves. [Charlotte Bronte] had thought of every maneuver for circumventing those stony obstructions of wives who would not remove themselves.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Here in the city the worst thing that can happen to a nation has happened: we are a people afraid of its youth. Here in the city the worst thing that can happen to a nation has happened: we are a people afraid of its youth.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: -and he flew in to her from the clutter of Somerville, the compost heap behind the Harvard Yard. -and he flew in to her from the clutter of Somerville, the compost heap behind the Harvard Yard.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more. Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: You have grown a little beard, I said.You see it is not true that one can't change. You have grown a little beard, I said.
You see it is not true that one can't change.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Sex, without society as its landscape, has never been of much interest to fiction. Sex, without society as its landscape, has never been of much interest to fiction.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Houses of evil similarity appeared like rows of disciplined, humiliated orphans. Houses of evil similarity appeared like rows of disciplined, humiliated orphans.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Self-love is an idolatry. Self-hatred is a tragedy. Self-love is an idolatry. Self-hatred is a tragedy.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: The famous carry about with them a great weight of patriarchal baggage-the footnotes of their lives. The famous carry about with them a great weight of patriarchal baggage-the footnotes of their lives.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Now, my novel begins. No, now I begin my novel - and yet I cannot decide whether to call myself I or she. Now, my novel begins. No, now I begin my novel - and yet I cannot decide whether to call myself I or she.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: In art it is not often possible to make direct use of your dreams of tomorrow and your excuses for yesterday. In art it is not often possible to make direct use of your dreams of tomorrow and your excuses for yesterday.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: There is nothing quite like this novel with its rage and ragings, its discontent and angry restlessness. Wuthering Heights is a virgin's story. There is nothing quite like this novel with its rage and ragings, its discontent and angry restlessness. Wuthering Heights is a virgin's story.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: The great is seldom a deterrent to the mediocre The great is seldom a deterrent to the mediocre
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: A Doll's House is about money, about the way it turns locks. A Doll's House is about money, about the way it turns locks.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: Gossip, or, as we gossips like to say, character analysis. Gossip, or, as we gossips like to say, character analysis.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: [On sociability in Italy:] You may be a hermit or an innkeeper. [On sociability in Italy:] You may be a hermit or an innkeeper.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: While you are living, part of you has slipped away to the cemetery. While you are living, part of you has slipped away to the cemetery.
Elizabeth Hardwick quotes: All of her news was bad and so her talk was punctuated with "of course" and "naturally. All of her news was bad and so her talk was punctuated with "of course" and "naturally.