Gene Stratton-Porter

  • If you are lazy, and accept your lot, you may live in it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose

    Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The world is full of happy people but no one ever hears of them. You have to fight and make a scandal to get in the papers. No one knows about all the happy people

    Gene Stratton-Porter
  • There never was a moment in my life, when I felt so in the Presence, as I do now. I feel as if the Almighty were so real, and so near, that I could reach out and touch Him, as I could this wonderful work of His, if I dared. I feel like saying to Him: 'To the extent of my brain power I realize Your presence, and all it is in me to comprehend of Your power. Help me to learn, even this late, the lessons of Your wonderful creations. Help me to unshackle and expand my soul to the fullest realization of Your wonders. Almighty God, make me bigger, make me broader!

    Gene Stratton-Porter
  • But Aunt Margaret doesn't like boys," objected Elnora."Well, she likes me, and I used to be a boy

    Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The Limberlost is life. Here it is a carefully kept park. You motor, sail and golf, all so secure and fine. But what I like is the excitement of choosing a path carefully, in the fear that the quagmire may reach out and suck me down; I even enjoy seeing an old canny vulture eyeing me as if it were saying, ‘ware the sting of the rattler, lest I pick your bones as I did old Limber’s. I like sufficient danger to put an edge on things. This is all so tame

    Gene Stratton-Porter
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