Edith Wharton — American Author born on January 24, 1862, died on August 11, 1937

Edith Wharton 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... (wikipedia)

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.