Quotes by Elizabeth Spencer

"August in Mississippi is different from July. As to heat, it is not a question of degree but of kind. July heat is furious, but in August the heat has killed even itself and lies dead over us."

"He read it over twenty times and though the darkness that sang on held steady about him, the unhurried words fell bright through his mind, going down golden through deep water, and when one passed another came, ceaselessly, shining."

"People hear whispers as loud as guns."

"To each other, they talked at a gallop. Literature turned them on; their ideas flowed, ran back and forth like a current. (The Cousins)"

"His house to me was a child was a heart of happiness. If there is a wonder childhood possesses which makes it forever superior to what shall come after, it is the happy and uncritical love of whatever is happy, place or person, it does not matter which."

Books by Elizabeth Spencer

  • The Salt Line
  • 42 ratings
  • November 1st 1995 by LSU Press

    (first published January 1st 1984)

Elizabeth Spencer
  • Elizabeth Spencer

  • Date of birth: July 21, 1921
  • Died: December 22, 2019
  • Born: in Carrollton, Mississippi, The United States.

  • Description: Elizabeth Spencer was an American writer. Spencer's first novel, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948. She has written a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989). Her novella The Light in the Piazza (1960) was adapted for the screen in 1962 and transformed into a Broadway musical of the same name in 2005. She is a five-time recipient of the O. Henry Award for short fiction.