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Faith Baldwin

  • She hated being asked what's the matter. Most women hate it, whether anything's the matter or not.

  • I've always thought that the most perfect fate which could befall any woman would be to be born a rich widow.

  • There's nothing like fishing to pass the time and to incline toward a sort of magnificent stupidity in which nothing matters but tackle, bait, sunlight and the strike.

  • Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.

  • You could get to the bottom of her mind in one dive. And rarely, if ever, come up with a pearl.

  • That coffee's strong enough to walk on.

  • Shakespeare is usually apt ... but not always quotable in mixed company.

  • Nowadays there's an answer for everything; if your friends won't tell you, buy a book. ... How to behave toward a returned soldier or, if you are one, how to reconvert, budget, save friends, your hair, your nerves ... how to get along with your wife's second husband, raise dogs, find health, stability, religion ... how to acquire a new face, disposition, figure, love life, success ...

  • Little men were busy bowling in or with their respective skulls and other little men, in cowboy boots with spurs, were jumping up and down inside their stomachs.

  • She would not measure living by the many who had less but always by the few who had more than she had.

    • Faith Baldwin,
    • The Clever Sister
    • ()
  • Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

    • Faith Baldwin,
    • "Four Seasons, Three Tenses," Face Toward the Spring ()
  • ... the one universal form of art is music.

    • Faith Baldwin,
    • "Communication," Face Toward the Spring ()
  • Sometimes there is greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence.

    • Faith Baldwin,
    • "Communication," Face Toward the Spring ()
  • In my belief, a harvest is also a legacy, for very often what you reap is, in the way of small miracles, more than you consciously know you have sown.

  • Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.

    • Faith Baldwin,
    • "July," Harvest of Hope ()
  • One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you.

  • I mean, I think one should forgive and remember. If you can remember and, at the same time, forgive, really forgive, you've succeeded in accomplishing — I don't know what to call it — perhaps an emotional overcoming, a spiritual discipline. If you forgive and forget in the usual sense, you're just driving what you remember into the subconscious; it stays there and festers. But to look, even regularly, upon what you remember and know you've forgiven is achievement.

  • Every generation proclaims that each must lead his own life, but seldom grants the subsequent generation the right to lead theirs.

  • Kissing tends to bring on woolgathering, even amnesia.

  • 'When I was your age — .' 'No one,' said Viki, 'is ever anyone else's age, except physically.'

  • I'm afraid of dying, she admitted, but not of death.

  • Occasionally the impossible happens; this is a truism that accounts for much of what we call good luck; and also, bad.

  • His wife was thin as a splinter and as annoying.

  • Faith is the spiritual house in which we live.

    • Faith Baldwin

Faith Baldwin, U.S. writer

(1893 - 1978)

Full name: Faith Baldwin Cuthrell.