The Age of Innocence Quotes

The Age of Innocence Quotes by Edith Wharton

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Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She’s best knows for her Pulitzer-winning novel, The Age of Innocence as well as Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth.

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It frightened him to think what must have gone to the making of her eyes. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton "It seems stupid to have discovered America only to make it into a copy of another country." ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Everything may be labelled—but everybody is not. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton In reality they all lived in a kind of hieroglyphic world, where the real thing was never said or done or even thought, but only represented by a set of arbitrary signs. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton "Ah, good conversation—there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing." ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton The persons of their world lived in an atmosphere of faint implications and pale delicacies, and the fact that he and she understood each other without a word seemed to the young man to bring them nearer than any explanation would have done. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton That terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything, looked back at him like a stranger through May Welland's familiar features; and once more it was borne in on him that marriage was not the safe anchorage he had been taught to think, but a voyage on uncharted seas. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton It would presently be his task to take the bandage from this young woman's eyes, and bid her look forth on the world. But how many generations of the women who had gone to her making had descended bandaged to the family vault? He shivered a little, remembering some of the new ideas in his scientific books, and the much-cited instance of the Kentucky cave-fish, which had ceased to develop eyes because they had no use for them. ~ The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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