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“The successful publishing house is the one that can guess ahead, not the one that imitates the past.”
“... the higher the flame shoots the quicker it blacks out.”
“The book club selection of his first novel had catapulted him (no, jet-propelled was better) too swiftly into the stratosphere, he had no equipment for the flight or for the new atmosphere ... no editor could remedy the dreadful effect of early luck.”
“... you can die of the wrong thought as quick as of a bullet.”
“Mary blushed again. Funny how unbecoming her frequent rise of color was. Her whole face looked chapped, exposed to the wind of imagined censure and disapproval.”
“He might be a man to whom any woman out of bed was a displaced person ... ”
“The only way I can endure the future is to ignore it.”
Helen Hull, U.S. writer, educator
(1888 - 1971)
Full name: Helen Rose Hull.