Elizabeth Hardwick

1916 -

A Quote by Elizabeth Hardwick on desires, idealism, practice, and reform

Letters are useful as a means of expressing the ideal self. . . . In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires. . . .

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916 -)

Source: "A View of My Own, " Anderson, Millay and Crane in Their Letters, 1953.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Hardwick on experience, gifts, kindness, knowledge, passion, reading, and world

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916 -)

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