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EDNA FERBER
American novelist and playwright
(1885 - 1968)
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A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
      - [Trees]

Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming, even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.
      - [Apparel]

Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
      - [Old Age]

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
      - [Past]

Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
      - [Excess]

All the Venables sat at Sunday dinner.
      - Cimarron [Books (First Lines)]

Down the stairway of his house came Barney Glasgow on his way to breakfast.
      - Come and Get It [Books (First Lines)]

Bizarre as was the name she bore, Kim Ravenal always said she was thankful it had been no worse.
      - Show Boat [Books (First Lines)]

Until her was almost ten the name stuck to him.
      - So Big [Books (First Lines)]


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