Quotes by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age.

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

LightEdith Wharton
 
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Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.

BoredomEdith Wharton
 
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True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

Edith Wharton
 
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Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

Edith Wharton
 
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My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.

DogsEdith Wharton
 
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