Annie Fellows Johnston Quotes | Quotes by Annie Fellows Johnston

1To callow wings no flight is too high to attempt. At sixteen all things are possible.

2The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart.'

3The little dog-eared books in the meeting-house proved poor reading ... So many of them were about unnaturally good children who never did wrong, and unnaturally bad children who never did right. At the end there was always the word MORAL, in big capital letters, as if the readers were supposed to be too blind to find it for themselves, and it had to be put directly across the path for them to stumble over.

4That's all that death is ... Just a going away into another country ... Only the separation is harder to bear because there can be no letters to bridge the silence.

5I have to be by myself when I write, and I never know how long it will take. It is like making butter. Sometimes it will come in a few minutes, and sometimes I have to churn away for hours.

6we are just as apt to meet the grandmothers as the wolves when we go traveling.

7Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.

Annie Fellows Johnston Quotes

8I've come to believe that every one who reaches the best that life holds for him reaches it through some Desert of Waiting.