Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū), was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."

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    Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)

    ... in any war a victory means another war, and yet another, until some day inevitably the tides turn, and the victor is the vanquished, and the circle reverses itself, but remains nevertheless a circle.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)

    None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)

    A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated—and turned out to grass.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)