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Emilie Loring

  • Color does to me what the touch of the earth did to the giant Antaeus — sends new life, vitality, courage, initiative surging through me. Sometime the scientists will discover that color is a renewer of life.

  • Real love, no matter how unworthy the object, is a glorious adventure. It bursts the shackles of selfishness. One's world is bigger, broader; one's sympathies are amazingly more tender. No matter what the result, if you haven't really loved, you haven't really lived.

  • Tragedy is chic but discontent is dowdy.

  • Once she had expected life to hand her the crystal ball of Happiness. Now she would consider herself lucky if she found enough shining pieces as she went long to enable her to visualize the perfect sphere.

  • It isn't the initial cost of a lie, it is the upkeep which counts so terribly.

  • I've always claimed that success in writing — provided of course one had what it takes to make a writer — is like success in marriage, largely a question of good sportsmanship, of keeping on keeping on, of giving one's best and trying, everlastingly trying to make that best, better.

  • You'd be surprised to know how many heartaches, how many bitter disappointments, how many disasters that seem final when they come, we learn to survive and in time even to forget.

  • What does youth know of the magnificent emotions and possibilities of middle age?

Emilie Loring, U.S. writer

(1864 - 1951)

Full name: Emilie Baker Loring.