The glittering structure of her cultivation sits on her novels like a rather showy icing that detracts from the cake beneath.
1965 Of Edith Wharton. Pioneers and Caretakers: A Study of Nine American Women Novelists.
Perfectionirritates aswell asit attracts, infictionasinlife.Louis Stanton Auchincloss
A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger isalwaysthat hewill not recognize when he is dull.Louis Stanton Auchincloss
I would rather see the old reservoir on Forty-second Auden Street or the original Madison Square Garden than I would any of the lost wonders of the ancient world.Louis Stanton Auchincloss