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Эдит Уортон

Дата рождения: 24. Январь 1862
Дата смерти: 11. Август 1937
Другие имена: Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

Э́дит Уо́ртон , урождённая Эдит Ньюболд Джонс — американская писательница и дизайнер, лауреат Пулитцеровской премии.


„Искать мужчину, который сделает мою жизнь легкой? Я бы предпочла кого-нибудь, кто сделает ее интересной.“

„Существует два способа распространять свет: быть свечой или зеркалом, которое отражает её.“


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

„Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.“ Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

„My little old dog
a heart-beat
at my feet“

„Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.“

„If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.“

„Each time you happen to me all over again.“ The Age of Innocence


„There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.“ Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction

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

„The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!“ The Age of Innocence

„Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.“ The Age of Innocence


„We can't behave like people in novels, though, can we?“ The Age of Innocence

„There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.“

„I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.“

„My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.“

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