Eleanor Porter On The Unknown

41A69A95-C4B4-4179-ABEA-222C4277E670Eleanor Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920)

You know I have been made to suffer from the Pollyanna books. … People have thought that Pollyanna chirped that she was ‘glad’ at everything. … I have never believed that we ought to deny discomfort and pain and evil; I have merely thought that it is far better to ‘greet the unknown with a cheer.’