Emily Hahn

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Emily "Mickey" Hahn (January 14, 1905 - February 18, 1997) was an American writer. She wrote for The New Yorker for 65 years and produced more than 50 books, including novels, biographies, and memories about her travels, which included a journey across East Africa, alone, at age 26. She is best remembered for two books, The Soong Sisters and China to Me, both written during her eight years in China under Japanese occupation during WWII.


  • Free choice is a very precious thing.
    • Around the World with Nellie Bly by Emily Hahn
  • With my usual sublime self-confidence, I rode roughshod over the objections.
    • In The New Yorker, April 15, 1967
  • The mind of a traveler has only one spotlight, and it is always trained on the present scene.
    • Times and Places
  • Nobody said not to go.
    • In Nobody Said Not To Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn
  • I have deliberately chosen the uncertain path whenever I had the chance.
    • Saturday Review of Literature, March 26, 1955
Wikipedia has an article about: