Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879-1944) was an American writer, born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and educated at Radcliffe College.

She was a reader in English at Bryn Mawr, 1901-10. Mrs. Gerould was criticized as weighing down a distinct literary talent with an unbending conservatism, which though it did not attract the masses, had a coterie of faithful admirers. In addition to many articles in magazines she published:

  • Vain Obligations (1914)
  • The Great Tradition (1915)
  • Hawaii, Scenes and Impressions (1916)
  • A Change of Air (1917)
  • Modes and Morals (1919), a collection of essays
  • Valiant Dust (1923), a collection of short stories

Famous quotes by katharine fullerton gerould:

    No convention gets to be a convention at all except by grace of a lot of clever and powerful people first inventing it, and then imposing it on others. You can be pretty sure, if you are strictly conventional, that you are following genius—a long way off. And unless you are a genius yourself, that is a good thing to do.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    ... if we have a dollar to spend on some wild excess, we shall spend it on a book, not on asparagus out of season.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    ... no gentleman lies, on any occasion, with unmixed pleasure. He feels, rather, as if he had put on rags.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)