Anzia Yezierska Quotes

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can’t get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother. Anzia Yezierska

In America, money takes the place of God. Anzia Yezierska

The power that makes grass grow, fruit open, and guides the bird in flight is in us all. Anzia Yezierska

Give a beggar a dime and he’ll bless you. Give him a dollar and he’ll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom. Anzia Yezierska

When I only begin to read, I forget I’m on this world. It lifts me on wings with high thoughts. Anzia Yezierska

Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse. Anzia Yezierska

Like all people who have nothing, I lived on dreams. Anzia Yezierska

Without comprehension, the immigrant would forever remain shut – a stranger in America. Until America can release the heart as well as train the hand of the immigrant, he would forever remain driven back upon himself, corroded by the very richness of the unused gifts within his soul. Anzia Yezierska