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Edna Ferber

c. 1904
Born August 15, 1885
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Died April 16, 1968 (age 82)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Novelist, playwright
Nationality United States
Genre Drama, romance

Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
Edna Ferber
If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics.
Edna Ferber
Big doesn't necessarily mean better. Sunflowers aren't better than violets.
Edna Ferber
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming, even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.
Edna Ferber
A closed mind is a dying mind.
It's terrible to realize you don't learn how to live until you're ready to die, and then it's too late.
Edna Ferber
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
Edna Ferber
A woman can look both moral and exciting… if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.
Edna Ferber
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferber