Pearl S Buck

Literary Birthday – 26 June – Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S Buck was born 26 June 1892, and died 6 March 1973.


  1. In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
  2. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
  3. Love cannot be forced; love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.
  4. 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.
  5. The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between its men and its women.
  6. The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
  7. Hunger makes a thief of any man.
  8. The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
  9. I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
  10. One faces the future with one’s past.

Pearl S. Buck was an American writer and novelist who spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her novel, The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th June 2014

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