24 Priceless Edna Ferber Quotes

Edna Ferber was an American novelist and playwright. She was known for his Pulitzer Prize Winning work and the film Cimarron that won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1931. Here is a look at some of the best Edna Ferber quotes.

“A closed mind is a dying mind.”

“A life like this develops the comedy sense. You can’t play tragedy while you’re living it.”

“A woman can look both moral and exciting… if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.”

“Anything can have happened in Oklahoma. Practically everything has.”

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

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

“Books should be cherished, like children, books are for the next generation, like children, like history.”

“But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that.”

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

“If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there’s something wrong with American politics.”

“If it’s freedom you want, come to Texas. No one there tells you what to do and how you have to do it.”

“I’m tired of hearing you men say that this and that and the other isn’t woman’s work. Any work is woman’s work that a woman can do well.”

“It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here.”

“It’s fun telling you tall Texas tales. You always look like a little girl who’s hearing Cinderella for the first time.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.”

“Sweat and blood and health and youth go into every cabbage. Did you know that, Julie? One doesn’t despise them as food, knowing that.”

“That just goes to show, remarked Pearlie, that you must never judge a woman in a kimono or a bathing suit.”

“Whoever said love conquers all was a fool. Because almost everything conquers love – or tries to.”

“Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.”

Here is a look at the story of Edna Ferber and ‘The Man Within Him.’

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