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Ferber, Edna

  • A woman can look both moral and exciting--if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.

  • Being an old maid is like death by drowning--a really delightful sensation after you have ceased struggling.

  • I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.

  • I think that in order to write really well and convincingly, one must be somewhat poisoned by emotion.

  • Men often marry their mothers.

  • Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!

  • There are only two kinds of people in the world that really count. One kind's wheat and the other kind's emeralds.

  • You lose in the end unless you know how the wheel is fixed or can fix it yourself.