Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Kathe Kollwitz
(1867-1945) born on
Jul 8
German artist. "She is remembered for her prints conveying social justice themes, e.g., "The Peasant War.""

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F
Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways. But the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more.

R
"To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself."
A
I do not want to die . . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
N
"No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes."
K
"For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955."
R: ""The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955."
A: ""The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955."
N: ""Diaries and Letters," ed. by Hans Kollwitz, 1955; entry for Apr 1910."
K: ""Diaries and Letters," ed. by Hans Kollwitz, 1955; entry for 1 Jan 1912."


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