“There are lots of ways of being miserable,
but there’s only one way of being comfortable,
and that is to stop running round after happiness.
If you make up your mind not to be happy
there’s no reason why
you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.”
~ Edith Wharton
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897, co-authored by Ogden Codman.
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