Pearl S. Buck Quotes

Pearl S. Buck Quotes

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.

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.

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.

Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...

- Wang Lung

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.

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.

It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty.

However impatient she might be in the day, however filled with little sudden angers, at night she was all tenderness.

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

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

Yes, she now believed that when her body died, her soul would go on. Gods she did not worship, and faith she had none, but love she had and forever. Love alone had awakened her sleeping soul and had made it deathless.
She knew she was immortal.

On croirait qu'il y a en elle deux personnes : l'une silencieuse, lointaine, même un peu taciturne, l'autre très gaie, mais d'une gaieté trop forcée pour être de la vraie joie.

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

This was his mind, a storehouse, a computer programmed to life, minute by minute, hour by hour, day and night.

For he came to perceive that since people were his study, his teachers, the objects through which he could satisfy his persistent wonder about life itself, his own being among others, wherever he lived for the moment, there was his home.

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