Edith Wharton

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Edith Wharton (/ˈiːdɪθ ˈhwɔːrtən/; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.

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Edith Wharton #Experience #Wisdom

Photo of Edith Wharton Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton #Good #Time

Photo of Edith Wharton If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton #Money

Photo of Edith Wharton The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
Edith Wharton #Inspirational

Photo of Edith Wharton There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton #Imagination

Photo of Edith Wharton There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.
Edith Wharton #Art

Photo of Edith Wharton Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Edith Wharton #Age #Death #Freedom

Photo of Edith Wharton Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.