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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.
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.

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."
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.
Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.
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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