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Marjorie Benton Cooke
“There's nothing so unreliable as figures, and everybody but a mathematician knows that. Figures lie right to your face.”
“I never think over my mistakes. I just live up to them. ”
“Youth makes no compromise with life. It demands all, passionately; loses all, or wins, with anguish of spirit. ”
“... until you learn that an artist cannot afford to scorn any phase of life that is human, you will never do great work. ”
“... creation, like vengeance, is God's. It is dangerous when man tampers with it.”
“The surest way of being considered eccentric is just to be yourself. So few of us have the nerve. ”
“The companionship of a secret is often corruptive to good habits, such as sleep and appetite.”
Marjorie Benton Cooke, U.S. writer, playwright
(1876 - 1920)