Author of ‘The Age of Innocence’ that earned her a Pulitzer Prize in 1920, Edith Wharton was a multi-talented figure of the early 20th century. An author, short story writer, novelist and designer, Wharton’s cutting edge was her work that was directed on the contemporary upper-class society - its qualms, norms and privileges. Born into one such family herself, she gave an inside view of America's privileged class from her first-hand experience. Wharton’s stories have an air of natural wit and humor to them. Written with a brilliant command over language, she gave an insight view of the social and psychological problems of the aristocratic New York society. Most of her stories revolved around the tragic heroes and heroines who were above-average intellectually and emotionally and wanted more out of life than mere luxuries. They challenged the social taboos at every step of their life but could not do much to bring in a social change or overcome the barriers of social convention. Being a member of the privileged class, most of Wharton’s works reflected her personal experiences, opinions and passions. The same can be said for her quotes too that give a new outlook to life and touch a wide variety of genres including humor, life, sadness, education, knowledge, class, faith and so on. Explore some of the top quotes by Edith Wharton.