Adela Rogers St. Johns Quotes

Adela Nora Rogers St. Johns (May 20, 1894 – August 10, 1988) was an American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She wrote a number of screenplays for silent movies but is best remembered for her groundbreaking exploits as "The World's Greatest Girl Reporter" during the 1920s and 1930s and her celebrity interviews for Photoplay magazine

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Adela Rogers St. Johns


Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. Little men are dissolved in it. If there is any gold, truth makes it shine more brightly. . . .Truth, even in the mouth of an informer, a spy, a briber, can become bigger than anybody who tries to destroy it. Truth survives.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


I think death has a right to its own courage and dignity and self-respect.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


I think every woman is entitled to a middle husband she can forget.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


The motion picture is the people's Art.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


Death is a door life opens.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


“I think every woman's entitled to a middle husband she can forget.”

Adela Rogers St. Johns


“The modern woman is the curse of the universe. A disaster, that's what. She thinks that before her arrival on the scene no woman ever did anything worthwhile before, no woman was ever liberated until her time, no woman really ever amounted to anything.”

Adela Rogers St. Johns


God made man, and then said I can do better than that and made woman.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


Woman's work as a listener is never done. ... I thought I'd spent too much of my life listening for some damn man - for my father and now for my husband.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


Happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky.

Adela Rogers St. Johns


A great many of us have confused change with progress.

Adela Rogers St. Johns