Worn

Famous quotes containing the word worn:

    It was almost two years ago, while awaiting the imminent birth of my second child, that I decided to start working part-time. This would have been unthinkable to me when I was younger. At twenty-five I should have worn a big red A on my chest; it would have stood for ambition, an ambition so brazen and burning that it would have reduced Hester Prynne’s transgression to pale pink.
    Anna Quindlen (20th century)

    Now the runaways would run no more and never
    again would their hair be tangled into diamonds,
    never again their shoes worn down to a laugh,
    never the bed falling down into purgatory
    to let them climb in after
    with their Lucifer kicking.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    When the first-rate author wants an exquisite heroine or a lovely morning, he finds that all the superlatives have been worn shoddy by his inferiors. It should be a rule that bad writers must start with plain heroines and ordinary mornings, and, if they are able, work up to something better.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)