Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(1806-1861) born on
Mar 6
English poet. She was noted for writing her own love story in verse.

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F
"Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes --
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. . . ."

R
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
A
What is genius -- but the power of expressing a new individuality?
N
"Measure not the work
Until the day's out and the labour done,
Then bring your gauges."
K
Since when was genius found respectable?

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Aurora Leigh," bk. VII, 1. 820, 1857."
R: ""Sonnets From the Portuguese," 1850."
A: "Letter, 14 Jan. 1843, to author Mary Russell Mitford; in "Elizabeth Barrett to Miss Mitford," 1954."
N: ""Aurora Leigh," bk. 5, 1857."
K: ""Aurora Leigh," bk. 6, 1857."


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