Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Katherine Anne Porter
(1894-1980) born on
May 15
US "novelist, short-story writer". "She was a master stylist of texture and complexity of character delineation; won Pulitzer, 1966, for her only full length novel "Ship of Fools.""

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F
"Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled."

R
"You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence."
A
"Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning."
N
Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.
K
One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Writers at Work," Second Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1963."
R: "In "Writers at Work," Second Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1963."
A: "In "Writers at Work," Second Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1963."
N: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
K: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."


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