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Pearl S. Buck
By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. ~Pearl Buck

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Believing in gods always causes confusion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Religion was their meat and their excitement, their mental food and their emotional pleasure.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Love dies only when growth stops.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

the heart never grows old.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

All birth is unwilling.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The concept of 'Momism' is male nonsense. It is the refuge of a man seeking excuses for his own lack of virility. I have listened to many women in various countries, and I have never found a woman who willingly 'mothers' her husband. The very idea is repulsive to her. She wants to mother the children while they are young, but never their fathers. True, she may be forced into the role of mother by a man's weaknesses and childishness, and then she accepts the role with dignity and patience, or with anger and impatience, but always with a secret, profound sadness unexpressed and inexpressible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

to know how to read is to light a lamp in the mind, to release the soul from prison, to open a gate to the universe." from Pavilion of Women page 292

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

A favorite means of escaping the solution to any problem is to declare it too complex for solution. This absolves us from attempting solution. ... Any problem is too complex to solve when we do not wish to accept the conditions of solution. Solution is possible where acceptance is ready.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The feeling one has after coming to know American women is that they are starving at their sources.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The older a people grows, the more it absorbs its own landscape and builds to it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

I am always glad when any of my books can be put into an inexpensive edition, because I like to think that any people who might wish to read them can do so. Surely books ought to be within reach of everybody.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Make love! He disliked the phrase. Could one make love?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

His problem was the eternal question: What should he be? Inventor, scientist, artist—the energy he felt surging through him, an energy far more than physical and yet pervading the restlessness of his body, was a burden to him until he could find the path for its release.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

It certainly must have been a relief for women of the country to realize that one could be a woman and a lady and yet be thoroughly political.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

music is not technique and melody, but the meaning of life itself, infinitely sorrowful and unbearably beautiful.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Mais elle est ainsi, vivant en elle-même, voyant de la beauté où d'autres n'en trouvent point.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The mistakes of history bring relentless reprisals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

One faces the future with one's past.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Of course imagination is the beginning of creation. Without imagination there can be no creation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

nature knows no sex limitations and does not bestow brains upon men alone. Daughters inherit gifts exactly as often and as much as sons.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

As for inhibitions, I've spent a lifetime developing them, and I don't intend to lose them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Sooner or later the young always betrayed the old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

All things are possible until they are proven impossible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

the vicious result of privilege is that the creature who receives it becomes incapacitated by it as by a disease.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

When one commits one's self to an airborne craft and the door is fastened against earth and home, there is no escape even by running away. The result is a strange sense of peace - desperate, perhaps, but peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

endurance of inescapable sorrow is something which has to be learned alone. And only to endure is not enough. Endurance can be a harsh and bitter root in one's life, bearing poisonous and gloomy fruit, destroying other lives. Endurance is only the beginning. There must be acceptance and the knowledge that sorrow fully accepted brings its own gifts. For there is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Fatalism is a false premise. What will be is not necessarily what must be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

When we know what we want to prove, we go out and find our facts. They are always there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The highest civilizations -- the longest to last and I believe the most successful in human terms -- are those which have come the closest to achieving real understanding and mutual appreciation between men and women.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

destructiveness comes only when life isn't lived. People who can live their lives don't destroy themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

If there is no other life, then this one has been enough to make it worth being born myself...a human being.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls - even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls - without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

From that house there has come so much life that it ought never to die or fall into ruin... For me that house was a gateway to America.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Wandering is never waste, dear boy,' he said. 'While you wander you will find much to wonder about, and wonder is the first step to creation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

You are right,” he had said. “Love is not the word. No one can love his neighbor. Say, rather, ‘Know thy neighbor as thyself.” That is, comprehend his hardships and understand his position, deal with his faults as gently as with your own. Do not judge him where you do not judge yourself. Madame, this is the meaning of the word love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Our children ... are not treated with sufficient respect as human beings, and yet from the moment they are born they have this right to respect. We keep them children for too long, their world separate from the real world of life.