Ellen Glasgow Quotations

Ellen Glasgow

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.

He knows so little and knows it so fluently.

I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.

It is only by knowing how little life has in store for us that we are able to look on the bright side and avoid disappointment.

It is wiser to be conventionally immoral than unconventionally moral. It isn't the immorality they object to, but the originality.

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.

Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Too much principle is often more harmful than too little.

To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage the shorter the trip.