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Cornelia Stratton Parker

  • New York, forever the port of em- and de-barkation en route to Adventure.

  • Heaven grants the human being who has learned to live alone a deep measure of such rewards that verily would one hesitate to sacrifice such proved satisfactions, such rare unending possibilities of contentment for anything less than certainty more certain still.

  • I hadn't the personality to be a long-term Success.

  • ... rarely if ever does one feel sure one knows enough to go ahead with much of anything new. You bank on faith and courage and the ability to learn on the job.

  • Cry down materialism all you will, surely one of the thoroughly satisfactory sensations of this world is to feel financially independent ...

  • ... not only have children most certainly a right to their own ambitions, but their own lack of ambitions.

  • The main trouble with this civilized world isn't that we adventure too much, but that we fail to adventure enough.

  • Trout fishing is like any other sport. It is waste of words to try to give anyone who has never tried it any idea of what it means to land a five-pound trout on a gossamer leader.

Cornelia Stratton Parker, U.S. writer

(1885 - 1972)