Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Vera Brittain
(1896-1970) born on
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English "writer, poet, pacifist". "She wrote of WWI experiences in "Testament of Youth," 1933; made into English series shown on PBS."

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F
The idea that it is necessary to go to a university in order to become a successful writer . . . is one of those phantasies that surround authorship.

R
There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
A
"I can think of few important movements for reform in which success was won by any method other than that of an energetic minority presenting the indifferent majority with a "fait accompli," which was then accepted."
N
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
K
"For the courage of greatness is adventurous and knows not withdrawing,
But grasps the nettle, danger, with resolute hands,
and ever again
Gathers security from the sting of pain."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""On Being an Author," ch. 2, 1948."
R: From an Internet collection of quotations.
A: "In "The New Quotable Woman," by Elaine Partnow, 1992."
N: ""The Rebel Passion," ch. 1, 1964."
K: ""Evening in Yorkshire," st. 4, Dec 1932."


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