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Jennie Jerome Churchill

  • The vicissitudes of life resemble one of those gilded balls seen in a fountain. Thrown up by the force of the water, it flies up and down — now at the top, catching the rays of the sun, now cast into the depths, then again shooting up, sometimes so high that it escapes altogether, and falls to the ground.

  • What is love without passion? — A garden without flowers, a hat without feathers, tobogganing without snow.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • His Borrowed Plume
    • ()
  • 'I rather suspect her of being in love with him.' 'Her own husband? Monstrous! What a selfish woman!'

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • His Borrowed Plume
    • ()
  • Italians love sun, sin, and spaghetti.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • His Borrowed Plume
    • ()
  • ... we owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand ...

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • "Extravagance," in Pearson's ()
  • Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • "Friendship," Small Talk on Big Subjects ()
  • He has a future and I have a past, so we should be all right.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • in Anne Sebba, American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill ()
  • One is forever throwing away substance for shadows.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • letter to her sister (1915), in Anne Sebba, American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill ()
  • Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.

    • Jennie Jerome Churchill,
    • in Anne Sebba, American Jennie: The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchill ()

Jennie Jerome Churchill, U.S.-born English writer, political figure

(1854 - 1921)

Born: Jeanette Jerome. Known as Lady Randolph Churchill.