"If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there's something wrong with American politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Edna Ferber on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Edna Ferber on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Edna Ferber on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Edna Ferber on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Edna Ferber on Joseph Stalin
"Living the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way."
"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle."
"Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death."
"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."