Pearl Sydenstricker Buck Quotes

The Chinese novel was written primarily to amuse the common people. And when I say amuse I do not mean only to make them laugh, though laughter is also one of the aims of the Chinese novel. I mean amusement in the sense of absorbing and occupying the whole attention of the mind. I mean enlightening that mind by pictures of life and what that life means.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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 cell.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

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