38 Total Quotes

Ellen Glasgow Quotes

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

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
#Children

Women are one of the Almighty's enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Men

Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Life

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Birthday

Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting
Ellen Glasgow
#Trouble

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Experience

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
#American Novelist #Independence

To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Self

I don't know how race would have affected it,
Ellen Glasgow
#Race

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Life

No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it
Ellen Glasgow
#Life

I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist #Fire

He felt with the force of a revelation that to throw up the clods of earth manfully is as beneficent as to revolutionize the world. It was not the matter of the work, but the mind that went into it, that counted -- and the man who was not content to do small things well would leave great things undone.
Ellen Glasgow
#Farmers #Earth

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
Ellen Glasgow
#American Novelist