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Nelia Gardner White

  • We are not so sure anything is evil or good any more. But when you are a child, you know. The ogre and the princess have their right place. You make no excuses for the ogre. You do not say that, after all, the ogre was raised in a bad environment; that, after all, his mother spoiled him; that, after all, he has his good side. Evil is evil and good is good ...

  • ... perhaps children never, never come close to their parents, so intent are they on the escape from them. For it is right to escape, that I know. That is the whole business of youth, not to be swallowed up by the adults who reared us.

  • Some folks just don't seem to realize, when they're moaning about not getting prayers answered, that no is the answer.

    • Nelia Gardner White,
    • in Reader's Digest ()

Nelia Gardner White, U.S. writer

(1894 - 1957)