Rachel Field — American Novelist born on September 19, 1894, died on March 15, 1942

Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and children's fiction writer. She is best known for the Newbery Award-winning Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Field also won a National Book Award, Newbery Honor award and two of her books are on the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list... (wikipedia)

Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
One of the pleasantest things about book writing is that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends.
I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted.
There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed.