Frases de Pearl S. Buck

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Pearl S. Buck

Fecha de nacimiento: 26. Junio 1892
Fecha de muerte: 6. Marzo 1973
Otros nombres: Pearl S. Bucková

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck fue una escritora estadounidense, ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1938. Pasó la mitad de su vida en China, donde la llevaron sus padres misioneros con tres meses de edad y donde vivió unos cuarenta años. Es conocida por el apellido de su primer marido, puesto que su apellido de soltera era Sydenstricker.


„Muchas personas se pierden las pequeñas alegrías mientras aguardan la gran felicidad.“

„El entusiasmo es el pan diario de la juventud. El escepticismo, el vino diario de la vejez.“


„No puedes obligarte a ti mismo a sentir algo que no sientes, pero si puedes obligarte a hacer el bien, a pesar de lo que sientes.“

„El afán de perfección hace a algunas personas totalmente insoportables.“

„Estar contentos con poco es difícil; con mucho, imposible.“

„Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.“

„You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.“

„To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.“ To My Daughters, With Love


„The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.“

„Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.“

„The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.“

„There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream -- whatever that dream might be.“


„To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.“

„A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.“

„I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.“

„Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.“

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