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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Carolyn Wells on books, critics, writing, humor, children, thriller, dignity, imagination, common-sense and femininity.

28 Inspiring Quotes By Carolyn Wells That Will Serve As Food For Thought

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Famous As: Writer

Born On: June 18, 1862

Died On: March 26, 1942

Born In: Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Died At Age: 79

Carolyn Wells was an acclaimed American writer and poet. She was inclined towards reading and writing from an early age and took the job of a librarian after completing her studies. During this period she came up with her debut novel titled ‘At the Sign of the Sphinx’. The book was well appreciated and she followed it up with a couple of other successful books. This success encouraged her to turn her focus entirely towards establishing a four decade long successful writing career. She has published almost 170 books that cover various genres including humor, thriller and children stories. She was popular for her humor and she significantly contributed to some local magazines. Although almost all her books were successful like ‘Patty Fairfield’ and ‘A Nonsense Anthology’ but her most notable book was ‘The Rubaiyat of a Motor Car’. Her next popular work was ‘A Chain of Evidence’ which was the first installment of a successful series. Apart from this, she has also written for various newspapers which have justified her mettle as a writer. We have compiled few quotations and sayings by Carolyn Wells who considered a blunder at the right moment to be better then cleverness at the wrong time. Take a look at the famous thoughts and quotes by Carolyn Wells which will teach you some of the important lessons of life.
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What is the use of having an imagination if you can't make it work for you?

Carolyn Wells

Nonsense makes the heart grow fonder.

Carolyn Wells

Actions lie louder than words.

Carolyn Wells

Take care of your common sense, and your dignity will take care of itsself

Carolyn Wells

What you can't afford to lose, you can't afford to buy

Carolyn Wells

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!

Carolyn Wells

Happiness is the ability to recognize it.

Carolyn Wells

Of two evils choose the prettier.

Carolyn Wells

... as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the ideal library is in the wish of its maker.

Carolyn Wells

To take pride in a library kills it. Then, its motive power shifts over to the critical if admiring visitor, and apologies are necessary and acceptable and the fat is in the fire.

Carolyn Wells

All through the nineties I met people. Crowds of people. Met and met and met, until it seemed that people were born and hastily grew up, just to be met.

Carolyn Wells

Musicians rarely have a sense of humour, at least, about themselves.

Carolyn Wells

At times there is nothing so unnatural as nature.

Carolyn Wells

A living gale is better than a dead calm.

Carolyn Wells

The wages of sin is alimony.

Carolyn Wells

In December people give no thought to the Past or the Future. They thing only of the Present.

Carolyn Wells

Invitation is the sincerest flattery.

Carolyn Wells

Flirtation envies Love, and Love envies Flirtation.

Carolyn Wells

Circumstances alter faces.

Carolyn Wells

Advice ... is a habit-forming drug. You give a dear friend a bit of advice today, and next week you find yourself advising two or three friends, and the week after, a dozen, and the week following, crowds!

Carolyn Wells

A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.

Carolyn Wells

I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.

Carolyn Wells

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, Could we bestow the gifts we get, And keep the ones we give away, How happy were our Christmas day!

Carolyn Wells

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.

Carolyn Wells

One never knows what difference anything will make until the difference is made.

Carolyn Wells

I think, for the rest of my life, I shall refrain from looking up things. It is the most ravenous time-snatcher I know. You pull one book from the shelf, which carries a hint or a reference that sends you posthaste to another book, and that to successive others. It is incredible, the number of books you hopefully open and disappointedly close, only to take down another with the same result.

Carolyn Wells

... ideals, standards, aspirations,--those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,--often false tints. A scholarly man of my acquaintance once told me that he traveled a thousand miles into the desert to get away from the word uplift, and it was the first word he heard after he reached his destination.

Carolyn Wells

I hate to do what everybody else is doing. Why, only last week, on Fifth Avenue and some cross streets, I noticed that every feminine citizen of these United States wore an artificial posy on her coat or gown. I came home and ripped off every one of the really lovely refrigerator blossoms that were sewn on my own bodices.

Carolyn Wells