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.
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!
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.
... 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.
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.