William Dean Howells Quotes

Most popular William Dean Howells Quotes

Clemens was sole, incomparable, the Lincoln of our literature.
What the American public wants is a tragedy with a happy ending.

America tragedy

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
— William Dean Howells
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.

mothers and sons

I know, indeed, of nothing more subtly satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others.
— William Dean Howells