Elizabeth Enright Quotes

As one of the celebrated American authors of the 20th century, Elizabeth Enright was known for her insightful and captivating writing. Her novels and stories, which often revolved around family life and relationships, touched the hearts of many readers. Throughout her literary career, Elizabeth Enright shared her wisdom and words of encouragement in her work. Here are some of the best quotes from Elizabeth Wright that will empower and motivate you.

  • Did you know that a bee dies after he stings you? And that there’s a star called Aldebaran? And that around the tenth of August, any year, you can look up in the sky at night and see dozens and dozens of shooting stars?

    Elizabeth Enright
  • This silence was woven of many sounds: of long soft owl calls, of tree frogs’ voices, of invisible wings fluttering past a window, and above all the delicate, ceaseless breathing of the woods.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Each golden day was cherished to the full, for one had the feeling that each must be the last. Tomorrow it would be winter.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Maybe we benefit from the providence of others more often than we know.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Already he knew that to overdo a thing is to destroy it.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Never plan a picnic’ Father said. ‘Plan a dinner, yes, or a house, or a budget, or an appointment with the dentist, but never, never plan a picnic.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • I loved the flash of jewels and the luster of satin. In those days women dressed.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • The candy bars in their paper wrappers also had interesting names such as “Nummy Bar”

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Each day the sun shone, the birds lingered, though the trees were turning, purely out of habit, and their rose and yellow and rust looked strange and beautiful above the brilliant green grass.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Things are always happening to my socks. One’s always going off someplace. I don’t know why.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • October sunshine bathed the park with such a melting light that it had the dimmed impressive look of a landscape by an old master.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Now isn’t that nice!’ said the old lady. ‘If cousins are the right kind, they’re best of all: kinder than sisters and brothers, and closer than friends.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Someday she planned to paint he ceiling: Blue, with gold stars on it, whole constellations, and a section of the Milky Way.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Yes, except that nothing sleeps inside but furniture, and that’s probably gone to pieces by now. Time gets into anything; yes, indeed it does; and weather helps it.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • By lunchtime the valley was lightly coated, like a cake with confectioner’s sugar…there was white fur on the antlers of the iron deer and on the melancholy boughs of the Norway spruce.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • No matter how old a person gets, he’s never old in spring!

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Good things must have comparers, I suppose,’ said Portia, ‘Or how would we knowhow good they are?

    Elizabeth Enright
  • Garnet was very happy. She was so happy, for no especial reason, that she felt as if she must move carefully so she wouldn’t jar or shake the feeling of happiness.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • He couldn’t stop smelling the air in great, deep, loud sniffs. It was so delicious. It smelled of water, and mud, and maple trees, and autumn.

    Elizabeth Enright

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