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Ruth Draper

  • He said I was the most sensitive person he'd ever seen — that I belonged to the hyper-hyper type and we rarely survive. Of course, I was examined, and so was the éclair, and they found that the éclair contains everything my system lacks. So I take three a day and I feel like a new woman!

    • Ruth Draper,
    • "Doctors and Diets," The Art of Ruth Draper ()
  • I imagine we're going to find this full of quotations!

    • Ruth Draper,
    • "The Italian Lesson," The Art of Ruth Draper ()
  • ... the trouble with success is — it takes all your time. And you can't do the things you really want to do!

    • Ruth Draper,
    • "Three Women and Mr. Clifford," The Art of Ruth Draper ()
  • Life is too wonderful, / too full, too short / and strength too limited / to contain its wonder.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1953, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()
  • [On her mother's death:] ... the only comfort I have is the wonderful sense of her spirit in me.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1915, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()
  • ... as long as we go on loving and working life is worth while.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1932, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()
  • ... accepting and feeling sympathy and love is not so healing as giving it.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1932, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()
  • ... all my wealth is in my memories.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1932, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()
  • Courage, enthusiasm, awareness — if only one can keep these to the end.

    • Ruth Draper,
    • 1937, in Neilla Warren, ed., The Letters of Ruth Draper ()

Ruth Draper, U.S. actor, monologuist

(1884 - 1956)