- Name: Pearl S. Buck
- Born: 06/26/1892
- Died: 03/06/1973 (80 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, Teacher
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 赛珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces”. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Birth Name: Pearl Sydenstricker
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 1932, awd, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1938
Birth Place: Hillsboro, West Virginia, U.S.
Death Place: Danby, Vermont, U.S.
Pearl S. Buck quotes :
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.Pearl S. Buck
We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.Pearl S. Buck
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.Pearl S. Buck
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.Pearl S. Buck
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.Pearl S. Buck
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.Pearl S. Buck
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.Pearl S. Buck
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.Pearl S. Buck
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.Pearl S. Buck
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.Pearl S. Buck