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.
Pearl S. Buck Quotes
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Love alone could waken love.
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.