Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Alice Meynell
(1847-1922) born on
Sep 22
English "poet, essayist". "Her prose essays were collected in "Colour of Life," 1896; befriended poet Francis Thompson."

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F
"Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name."

R
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
A
I come from nothing: but from where
come the undying thoughts I bear?
N
"Recurrence is sure. What the mind suffered last week, or last year, it does not suffer now; but it will suffer again next week or next year."
K
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Essays," "The Spirit of Place," 1914."
R: ""Prose and Poetry," 1947."
A: ""The Modern Poet, or a Song of Derivation.""
N: ""Prose and Poetry," 1947."
K: ""Laughter.""


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