Katharine Fullerton Gerould

(1879-1944 / Brockton, Massachusetts)

Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes

  • ''It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).
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  • ''The principle of fashion is ... the principle of the kaleidoscope. A new year can only bring us a new combination of the same elements; and about once in so often we go back and begin again.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 2 (1920).
  • ''Educational ... legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).
  • ''...I do see, still, a beautiful result of the old order that the new order does not tend to produce. The conventional avoidance as a general subject of conversation of sex in all its phases was a safeguard to sensibilities.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''The real drawback to "the simple life" is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 3 (1920).
  • ''You can be slum-born and slum-bred and still achieve something worth while; but it is a stupid inverted snobbishness to be proud of it. If one had a right to be proud of anything, it would be of a continued decent tradition back of one.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 4 (1920).
  • ''Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''... no gentleman lies, on any occasion, with unmixed pleasure. He feels, rather, as if he had put on rags.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).
  • ''... it is a great mistake to confuse conventionality with simplicity ... it takes a good deal of intelligence and a great many inhibitions to follow a social code.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).

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