Top 21 Susan Glaspell Quotes

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“Love always, in one way or another, means pain as well as joy.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I go about in the world – free, busy, happy. Among people, I have no time to think of myself.”

― Susan Glaspell

“There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is the struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I’m not sure I would be a good godmother. I have read about it, and I found that the godmother’s position is to take care of the morals of the child. I don’t know how good I would be at that.”

― Susan Glaspell

“As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Women are used to worrying over trifles.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Humility’s a real thing – not just a fine name for laziness.”

― Susan Glaspell

“The biggest stories are written about the things which draw human beings closer together.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Most of the people of this world are coated round and round with self-esteem, and they’re afraid to admit any understanding of the things which aren’t good.”

― Susan Glaspell

“We’re all made of the same kind of stuff, and there’s none of us made of stuff that’s flawless.”

― Susan Glaspell

“We all have a fight – some an easy one, and some a big one, and if you have formed the idea that there is a kind of dividing line in the world, and that on the one side is the good, and on the other side the bad, why, all I can say is that you have a wrong notion of things.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I’m an American. We’ve translated democracy and brotherhood and equality into enterprise and opportunity and success – and that’s getting Americanised.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I live by the sea, but the body of water I have the most feeling about is the Mississippi River, where I used to row and skate, ride on the ferry in childhood, watch the logs or just dream.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I would supplant the ox with the automobile and pave instead of plowing the fields. 1 have a theory that if a corn field were paved, leaving out a brick for each hill, it would increase the yield, do away entirely with the mud, and give the farmer plenty of time to meditate on lofty subjects. That is only one theory. I have many others.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Declining to go to church with my parents in the morning, I would ostentatiously set out for the Monist Society in the afternoon, down an obscure street which it seemed a little improper to be walking on, as everything was closed for Sunday, upstairs through a sort of side entrance over a saloon.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I admire Virginia Woolf so much that I wonder why I don’t like her more. She makes the inner things real, she does illumine, and she makes relationships realities as well as people. But I remember the intensity, the thrill, with which I read ‘Passage to India.’ How I would have hated anyone who took the book away from me.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I am glad I worked on a newspaper because it made me know I had to write whether I felt like it or not.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Chicago is many things to many people, and to me, it is a place where you can write.”

― Susan Glaspell

“Defeat furnishes good material to the poets and the artists, but none of us care to have the glory of the conquered apply to us.”

― Susan Glaspell

“I often think of the different ways Goethe and Darwin got at evolution. Goethe had the poetic conception of it all right; Darwin worked it out step by step. Who’s ahead? And which has any business scoffing at the other?”

― Susan Glaspell

“We don’t see the Bible as it is itself. We see it in relation to a lot of people who surround it. And because we don’t care for some of them, we think we shouldn’t care for it.”

― Susan Glaspell
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