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35 Best Quotes by American Novelist Pearl S. Buck

Collection of famous quotes by American novelist Pearl S. Buck.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

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Best Quotes by Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

— Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

— Pearl S. Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.

— Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

— Pearl S. Buck

Love alone could waken love.

— Pearl S. Buck

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

— Pearl S. Buck

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

— Pearl S. Buck

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.

— Pearl S. Buck

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

— Pearl S. Buck

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

— Pearl S. Buck

Let woman out of the home let man into it should be the aim of education. The home needs man and the world outside needs woman.

— Pearl S. Buck

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

— Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.

— Pearl S. Buck

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

— Pearl S. Buck

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

— Pearl S. Buck

One faces the future with one’s past.

— Pearl S. Buck

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

— Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

— Pearl S. Buck

Let woman out of the home let man into it should be the aim of education. The home needs man and the world outside needs woman.

— Pearl S. Buck

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

— Pearl S. Buck

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

— Pearl S. Buck

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

— Pearl S. Buck

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

— Pearl S. Buck

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

— Pearl S. Buck

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.

— Pearl S. Buck

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

— Pearl S. Buck

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado that his strength is only a uniform that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.

— Pearl S. Buck

The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.

— Pearl S. Buck

It may be that religion is dead and if it is we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.

— Pearl S. Buck

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

— Pearl S. Buck

It may be that religion is dead and if it is we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.

— Pearl S. Buck

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado that his strength is only a uniform that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.

— Pearl S. Buck

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

— Pearl S. Buck

Truth is always exciting. Speak it then life is dull without it.

— Pearl S. Buck

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

— Pearl S. Buck

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

— Pearl S. Buck

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

— Pearl S. Buck

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