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Betty Smith
(1896-1972) born on
Dec 15
US novelist. She is best known for "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," 1943.
         
   
F
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

R
I wrote about people who "liked," fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was "wonderful."
A
There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky.
N
Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.
K
The difference between rich and poor is that the poor do everything with their own hands and the rich hire hands to do things.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest Quotable Quotes," ed. Deborah Deford, 1997.
R: On "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," and other novels; in "Parade," 29 Jun 1958.
A: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," 1943.
N: In "Readers' Digest."
K: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," Ch. 45, 1943.
   


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