Edith Wharton quote from The House of Mirth

“Do you remember what you said to me once? That you could help me only by loving me? Well you did love me for a moment; and it helped me. It has always helped me.”

― Edith Wharton quote from her book The House of Mirth

Black and white portrait of Edith Wharton in period attire. She is seated, looking directly at the camera, with a serious expression. Wharton wears a light-colored dress with puffed sleeves and a high collar, accessorized with a dark hat featuring large ribbons. She holds two small dogs in her lap, both gazing towards the camera.
Edith Wharton

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“Edith Wharton quote from The House of Mirth” sources: Portrait of Edith Wharton taken by E. F. Cooper, at Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1890. Cabinet photograph. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. / “Edith Newbold Jones Wharton.” Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edith_Newbold_Jones_Wharton.jpg