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By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

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 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The old deep sadness of life lay in the bottom of her heart and she knew it was there, but she would not allow herself to sink into it. Out of the dark and sullen bottom of a lake the lotus flowers bloomed upon its surface, and she would pluck the flowers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Chinese were bornwith an accumulated wisdom, a natural sophistication, an intelligent naivete, and unless they were transplanted too young, these qualities ripened in them.... If ever I am homesick for China, now that I am home in my own country, it is when I discover here no philosophy. Our people have opinions and creeds and prejudices and ideas but as yet no philosophy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.

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

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 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 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

though some men did not make war as others did, if they sold their goods for profit to the war-makers, did it make them better because the weapon was not in their own hands, if they had made the weapon and sold it and so put it into the hands of those used it upon the innocent?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

It is better to learn early of the inevitable depths, for then sorrow and death can take their proper place in life, and one is not afraid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

an artist is always seeking revelation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

It is love itself that is important -- the ability to love, no matter whom you love. For when you can no longer love anyone, you are no longer a living person. The heart dies if it loses the capacity to love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Write a novel if you must, but think of money as an unlikely accident. Get your reward out of writing it, and try to be content with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

But what happens when her beauty is torn from her like a cover from a book? Will he care to read her then, although her pages speak of nothing but love for him?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Upon the profound discontent of the young in every country do I set my faith. I beg you, the young, to be discontented. I pray that you may rebel against what is wrong, not with feeble negative complaining but with strong positive assertion of what is right for all humanity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Food for all is a necessity. Food should not be a merchandise, to be bought and sold as jewels are bought and sold by those who have the money to buy. Food is a human necessity, like water and air, it should be available.

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 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Never, if you can possibly help it, write a novel. It is, in the first place, a thoroughly unsocial act. It makes one obnoxious to one's family and to one's friends. One sits about for many weeks, months, even years, in the worst cases, in a state of stupefaction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

And will you understand me when I say I would fight to keep you free from such beliefs because for you they would be false, and at the same time I would fight to keep my mother in those same beliefs because for her they are true and necessary? She would be lost without them, for by them she has lived and by them she must die. But you and l—we must have our own beliefs to live and die in

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

Anger can give energy to the mind but only if it is harnessed and held in control.

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 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

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

you seem to grieve for what is not so ... and there is no need to let your heart run ahead into evils that may never come.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Whatever came to him was good. It was life. It was knowledge.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

I am not given to superstition, yet there are certain places in old Asian countries where human beings have been born and have lived and died for so many generations that the very earth is saturated with their flesh and the air seems crowded with their continuing presence.

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 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

To take each day as a separate page, to be read carefully, savoring all of the details, this is best for me, I think.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

the heart never grows old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

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 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Love alone could waken love.

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 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 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

The community must assume responsibility for each child within its confines. Not one must be neglected whatever his condition. The community must see that every child gets the advantages and opportunities which are due him as a citizen and as a human being.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Vermont is a country unto itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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

If I have learned anything in my long life it is to be grateful for every occasion when I followed my sympathies and avoided my antipathies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pearl S. Buck

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.