Anzia Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Mały Płock, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire. She emigrated as a child with her parents to the United States, and lived in the immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
|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.|
|Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.|
|The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.|