Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile.
1939 A Peculiar Treasure, ch.1.
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. But weel wat I they coudna bring Waur sounds frae hell.Edna Ferber
Mother Knows Best.Edna Ferber
I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.Edna Ferber
It was part of theTexas ritual? We know about champagne and caviar but we talk hog and hominy.Edna Ferber
A woman can look both moral and excitingif she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.Edna Ferber
Science had married the wilderness and was taming the savage shrew.Edna Ferber
Auld Reikie! wale o' ilka town That Scotland kens beneath the moon; Whare couthy chiels at e'ening meet Their bizzing craigs and mous to weet.Edna Ferber