Quotes of Edna Ferber

“ Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ In New York the sky is bluer, and the grass is greener, and the girls are prettier, and the steaks are thicker, and the buildings are higher, and the streets are wider, and the air is finer, than the sky, or the grass, or the girls, or the steaks, or the air of any place else in the world. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditchdigging, mountainclimbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never! ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death — fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ America — rather, the United States — seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ America / rather, the United States / seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death — fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death — fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Roast Beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. Seated at Life's Dining Table, with the menu of Morals before you, your eye wanders a bit over the entrees, the hors d'oeuvres, and the things a la though you know that Roast Beef, medium, is safe and sane, and sure. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing; for life itself is a writer's love until death. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven't a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ A closed mind is a dying mind. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven't a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ 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… ”

- Edna Ferber

“ Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. ”

- Edna Ferber
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