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Anne Ellis

"I will use a form of punctuation of my own, which will be something like this -- when one is beginning he takes a long breath, for this use a capital. When he stops for breath, a comma, and when it is all gone, a period. Don't know the use of a semi-colon, but expect it is when one thinks he is out of breath and isn't."

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"I could never tell if it was Opportunity or the Wolf knocking."

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"Many people believe in turning the other cheek, especially when it is your cheek."

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"Give me a well-cooked, well-served meal, a bouquet, and a sunset, and I can do more for a man's soul than all the cant ever preached. I can even do it without a sunset!"

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"I find when death comes, it is usually a woman that is called for."

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"[On the death of her nine-year-old:] Hundreds of times you start to put on their place at the table, or plan for clothes -- she will have this; but the keenest of all is when it is stormy, and you think this one is safe here or there, for a moment it flashes in your mind -- that she isn't in yet."

Anne Ellis, The Life of an Ordinary Woman (1929)

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"... I saw a small boy who belongs to one of those large families who only practice at birth control."

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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" I sewed good wishes and thoughts into my garments, especially so if they were wedding or graduation dresses."

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"To cook, and to do it well, every talent must be used; the strength of a prize-fighter, the imagination of a poet, the brain of an empire builder, the patience of Job, the eye and the touch of an artist, and, to turn your mistakes into edible assets, the cleverness of a politician."

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"Verily, affluence brings anxiety!"

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"I, who fall short in managing my own affairs, can see just how it would profit my neighbor if I managed his."

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"... I feel far more hunger pangs when I am denied mental nourishment than I do at the loss of meals."

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"I've never known a man to be beaten fairly, nor one to be elected, unfairly. "

Anne Ellis, Plain Anne Ellis (1931)

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"Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification."

Anne Ellis, in Martha Lupton, The Speaker's Desk Book (1937)

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Anne Ellis, U.S. writer
(1875 - 1938)