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Pearl S. Buck quotes

Pearl S. Buck
American writer (1892–1973)

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth which was the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China" and for her "masterpieces", two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents. She was the first American woman to win that prize.
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Pearl S. Buck Quotes Page 3

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Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
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To know what one can have and to do with it, being prepared for no more, is the basis of equilibrium.
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I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life.
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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.
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Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.


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At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
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Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
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Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.
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If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
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I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life. If there is no other life, then this one has been enough to make it worth being born, myself a human being.

           

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