Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Barbara Tuchman
(1912-1989) born on
Jan 30
US historian. "She is known for her Pulitzer prize-winning historical books, e.g., "The Guns of August.""

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F
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."

R
"To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse."
A
"What his imagination is to the poet, facts are to the historian. His exercise of judgment comes in their selection, his art in their arrangement."
N
Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
K
"To be a bestseller is not necessarily a measure of quality, but it is a measure of communication."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Authors' League Bulletin," 1 Nov 1979."
R: ""Practising History," "The Houses of Research," 1981."
A: "Book review in "New York Times," 1964."
N: ""The Guns of August," 1962."
K: "Speeh, 1966."


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