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Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "To take each day as a separate page, to be read carefully, savoring all of the details, this is best for me, I think."

To take each day as a separate page, to be read carefully, savoring all of the details, this is best for me, I think.




Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "However impatient she might be in the day, however filled with little sudden angers, at night she was all tenderness."

However impatient she might be in the day, however filled with little sudden angers, at night she was all tenderness.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Crowds moved wherever he went, across the bridge to Manhattan, in New York, wherever he went, life flowed and eddied, but he was not part of it."

Crowds moved wherever he went, across the bridge to Manhattan, in New York, wherever he went, life flowed and eddied, but he was not part of it.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Whatever came to him was good. It was life. It was knowledge."

Whatever came to him was good. It was life. It was knowledge.




Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...- Wang Lung"

Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...- Wang Lung



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Wandering is never waste, dear boy, ' he said. 'While you wander you will find much to wonder about, and wonder is the first step to creation."

Wandering is never waste, dear boy, ' he said. 'While you wander you will find much to wonder about, and wonder is the first step to creation.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "To those at the great house it means nothing, this handful of earth, but to me it means how much!" (Buck, 57)"

To those at the great house it means nothing, this handful of earth, but to me it means how much!" (Buck, 57)




Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Love dies only when growth stops."

Love dies only when growth stops.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment."

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty."

It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it generation after generation."

The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it generation after generation.



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."

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.




Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "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."

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.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored — it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on."

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored — it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls — even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls — without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison"

An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls — even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls — without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Some of the biggest failures I ever had were successes."

Some of the biggest failures I ever had were successes.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "All things are possible until they are proven impossible."

All things are possible until they are proven impossible.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. ~Pearl Buck"

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. ~Pearl Buck



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth."

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "In this unbelievable universe in which we live there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines reaching into infinity meet somewhere yonder."

In this unbelievable universe in which we live there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines reaching into infinity meet somewhere yonder.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "I am comforted by life's stability by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge."

I am comforted by life's stability by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "This was his mind, a storehouse, a computer programmed to life, minute by minute, hour by hour, day and night."

This was his mind, a storehouse, a computer programmed to life, minute by minute, hour by hour, day and night.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together."

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "When we know what we want to prove we go out and find our facts. They are always there."

When we know what we want to prove we go out and find our facts. They are always there.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free."

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness."

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "There was no need to hurry that future—yet the length of his own youth pressed upon him. Whatever he was to do next he wanted to begin now. But how to begin and on what?"

There was no need to hurry that future—yet the length of his own youth pressed upon him. Whatever he was to do next he wanted to begin now. But how to begin and on what?



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "The mistakes of history bring relentless reprisals."

The mistakes of history bring relentless reprisals.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "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."

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.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Truth is always exciting. Speak it then life is dull without it."

Truth is always exciting. Speak it then life is dull without it.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Once the "what" is decided the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what.""

Once the "what" is decided the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what."



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings."

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Growth itself contains the germ of happiness."

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "One faces the future with one's past."

One faces the future with one's past.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession."

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Somehow I had learned from Thoreau, who doubtless learned it from Confucius, that if a man comes to do his own good for you, then must you flee that man and save yourself"

Somehow I had learned from Thoreau, who doubtless learned it from Confucius, that if a man comes to do his own good for you, then must you flee that man and save yourself



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Introversion at least if extreme is a sign of mental and spiritual immaturity."

Introversion at least if extreme is a sign of mental and spiritual immaturity.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "We need to restore the full meaning of that old word duty. It is the other side of rights."

We need to restore the full meaning of that old word duty. It is the other side of rights.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance."

Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool."

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Fear alone makes man weak. If you are afraid, your hands tremble, your feet falter, and your brain cannot tell hands and feet what to do."

Fear alone makes man weak. If you are afraid, your hands tremble, your feet falter, and your brain cannot tell hands and feet what to do.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea."

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up."

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Of course imagination is the beginning of creation. Without imagination there can be no creation."

Of course imagination is the beginning of creation. Without imagination there can be no creation.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "It is better not to say "lend." There is only giving."

It is better not to say "lend." There is only giving.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought."

Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.



Pearl S. Buck Quotes: "Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members."

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.