Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anne Spencer
(1882-1975) born on
US "poet, social worker". She is best known for her writings that were published during the Harlem Renaissance.

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F
Let me learn now where Beauty is;
I was born to know her mysteries . . .

R
"I saw your heart,
And altered there in its darksome place
Were the tongues of flame the ancients knew . . ."
A
Is any prophet come to teach a new thing
Now in a more apt time?
N
I proudly love being a Negro woman -- it's so involved and interesting.
K
"It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods;
To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip,
Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,
Or draw a line daring them to cross."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Questing.""
R: ""Lady, Lady.""
A: ""Before the Feast of Shushan.""
N: ""Caroling Dusk," 1927."
K: ""Letter to My Sister.""


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