Pearl S. Buck Quotes

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

Be born anywhere, little embryo novelist, but do not be born under the shadow of a great creed, not under the burden of original sin, not under the doom of Salvation.

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

Yet somehow our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.

It is ironical that in an age when we have prided ourselves on our progress in the intelligent care and teaching of children we have at the same time put them at the mercy of new and most terrible weapons of destruction.

All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.

Hunger makes a thief of any man.

There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their food.

A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.