Top 10 Quotes by Ellen Glasgow

Ellen Glasgow

the great novels have marched with the years. They are the contemporaries of time.

Ellen Glasgow
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

A doctrine of endurance flows easily from our lips when we are enduring jam and our neighbors dry bread, and it is still possible for us to become resigned to the afflictions of our brother.

Ellen Glasgow
convictions ... are always getting in the way of opportunities.
Ellen Glasgow

Youth is the season of tragedy and despair. Youth is the time when one's whole life is entangled in a web of identity, in a perpetual maze of seeking and of finding, of passion and of disillusion, of vague longings and of nameless griefs, of pity that is a blade in the heart, and of 'all the little emptiness of love.

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

Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.

Ellen Glasgow
It is only in the heart that anything really happens.
Ellen Glasgow

Surely the novel should be a form of art - but art was not enough. It must contain not only the perfection of art, but the imperfection of nature.

Ellen Glasgow
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.