Quotes by Pearl S. Buck

"Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness."

"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings."

"To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death."

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating."

"Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought."

Books by Pearl S. Buck

  • Земля
  • 228,527 ratings
  • 2018 by АСТ

    (first published March 2nd 1931)

  • Pavilion of Women
  • 12,989 ratings
  • August 21st 2012 by Open Road Media

    (first published 1946)

  • Imperial Woman
  • 7,050 ratings
  • December 1st 2004 by Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries

    (first published 1956)

Pearl S. Buck
  • Pearl S. Buck

  • Date of birth: June 26, 1892
  • Died: March 06, 1973
  • Born: in Hillsboro, West Virginia, The United States.

  • Description: Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck Walsh (Pearl S. Buck) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize–winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women’s rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.