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Grace King

  • Patience! Patience! Patience is the invention of dullards and sluggards. In a well-regulated world there should be no need of such a thing as patience.

    • Grace King,
    • "A Drama of Three," Balcony Stories ()
  • The history of one is the history of all.

    • Grace King,
    • "La Grande Demoiselle," Balcony Stories ()
  • ... the heart and the almanac never agree about time ...

    • Grace King,
    • "La Grande Demoiselle," Balcony Stories ()
  • Every heart has a miracle to pray for. Every life holds that which only a miracle can cure. To prove that there have never been, that there can never be, miracles does not alter the matter. So long as there is something hoped for, — that does not come in the legitimate channel of possible events, — just so long will the miracle be prayed for.

    • Grace King,
    • "The Miracle Chapel," Balcony Stories ()
  • ... as innocent as waking babies playing with their toes.

    • Grace King,
    • "The Story of a Day," Balcony Stories ()
  • ... so long and so slow had been her descent into poverty that a grandmother was needed to remember her setting out upon the road to it.

    • Grace King,
    • "The Old Lady's Restoration," Balcony Stories ()
  • ... they were women of the world, and so dreaded an embarrassment more than they did sin ...

    • Grace King,
    • "The Old Lady's Restoration," Balcony Stories ()

Grace King, U.S. writer, historian

(1852 - 1932)

Full name: Grace Elizabeth King.