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Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone - G. B. Stern

Gladys Bronwyn Stern was born in London, England in 1890. She wrote her first novel at the age of 20 and continued to write prolifically through her life creating novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, biographies and literary criticism. She is best remembered for her Rakonitz novels and for her 1938 novel The Ugly Dachshund, which was made into a film of the same name. She died in Wallingford, Oxfordshire in 1973.

Other quotes by G B Stern:

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."

"Man is a complex being who makes deserts bloom and lakes die."

"One thing that's good about procrastination is that you always have something planned for tomorrow."

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