Katharine Fullerton Gerould

(1879-1944 / Brockton, Massachusetts)

Katharine Fullerton Gerould Quotes

  • ''One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 8 (1920).
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  • ''Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 3 (1920).
  • ''I positively like the sense, when I dine out, and stoop to rescue a falling handkerchief, that I am not going to rub my shoulder against a heart. What are hearts doing on sleeves?''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''... our great-grandmothers were prudes. The reason why they talked so much about their souls, I fancy, is that there was hardly a limb or a feature of the human body that they thought it proper to mention.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 7 (1920).
  • ''... the great mistake of the reformers is to believe that life begins and ends with health, and that happiness begins and ends with a full stomach and the power to enjoy physical pleasures, even of the finer kind.''
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944), U.S. author. Modes and Morals, ch. 1 (1920).

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