Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Olive Schreiner
(1855-1920) born on
Mar 24
South African "novelist, feminist". "She produced the first great South African novel, "The Story of an African Farm," 1883; noted for her powerful intellect, and liberal feminist views."

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F
"[Finishing schools] are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, "Into how little space a human being can be crushed?" I have seen some souls so compressed that they would have fitted into a small thimble, and found room to move . . ."

R
"Everything has two sides --the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn."
A
"We all enter the world little plastic beings, with so much natural force, perhaps, but for the rest --blank; and the world tells us what we are to be, and shapes us by the ends it sets before us."
N
How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
K
"The troubles of the young are soon over; they leave no external mark. If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off . . . you will see the scar there still."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Lyndall, in "The Story of an African Farm," pt. 2, ch. 4, 1883."
R: "In "The Story of an African Farm," pt. 2, ch. 4 by Lyndall, 1883."
A: "Lyndall, in "The Story of an African Farm," pt. 2, ch. 4, 1883."
N: "Lyndall, in "The Story of an African Farm," pt. 2, ch. 4, 1883."
K: "Lyndall, in "The Story of an African Farm," pt. 2, ch. 4, 1883."


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