Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Harriet Beecher Stowe
(1811-1896) born on
Jun 14
US author. "She aroused considerable anti-slavery feeling before the Civil War with "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1852."

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F
"Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do."

R
"I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist."
A
I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
N
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
K
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Lady Who Does Her Own Work," in "Atlantic Monthly" (Boston), 1864."
R: On Writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.
A: "Referring to "Uncle Tom's Cabin," attributed."
N: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
K: ""Little Foxes," ch. 4, 1865."


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