Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
(1875-1935) born on
US "poet, essayist". "She published her first book of poems, essays, and stories, "Violets and Other Tales, at age twenty; was also active in politics and women's clubs."

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F
"I had not thought of violets of late,
The wild, shy kind that springs beneath your feet
In wistful April days."

R
"I sit and sew -- a useless task it seems,
My hands grown tired, my head weighed down with dreams . . ."
A
It's punishment to be compelled to do what one doesn't wish.
N
Nothing will do me any good unless I learn to control this body of mine.
K
"In every race, in every nation, and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set themselves to right the wrongs done to their race or nation or . . . art or self-expression."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Violets;" in "The Monthly Review," 1895."
R: ""I Sit and Sew .""
A: ""Give Us Each Day," 1984."
N: "In "Give Us Each Day," 12 Aug 1921."
K: "In "The Messanger," Mar 1927."


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