Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Louisa May Alcott
(1832-1888) born on
Nov 29
US novelist. "Her book "Little Women," 1868, sold millions of copies."

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F
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!"

R
"A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well."
A
It takes two flints to make a fire.
N
"Talent isn't genius and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won't be a commonplace dauber, so I don't intend to try any more."
K
"It takes very little fire to make a great deal of smoke nowadays, and notoriety is not real glory."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
R: ""My Kingdom," st. 1."
A: ""Little Women," 1868."
N: "Amy March, in "Little Women," pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869."
K: ""Jo's Boys," 1886."


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