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“I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.”
“[On the inscription she wished for her tombstone:] This is the only stone I have left unturned.”
“Women who have been married only once give themselves almost virginal airs over the woman who has been married more than once.”
“That winter two things happened that made me see that the world, the flesh, and the devil were going to be more powerful influences in my life after all than the chapel bell. First, I tasted champagne; second, the theater.”
“There is probably no thrill in life to compare with that of turning the key in one's first house or apartment.”
“Much has been written about the beauty, the stillness, the terror of the desert but little about its flies.”
“No matter how many weddings a woman may have, I suppose there can never be more than one ideal honeymoon.”
“Men are nicer to the women they don't marry.”
Belle Livingstone, U.S. writer, actor, adventurer
(1875 - 1957)
Real name: Isabel (or Isabelle) Graham Hutchins.