Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Margaret Fuller
(1810-1850) born on
May 23
US "critic, social reformer, writer". "She was the first U.S. foreign correspondent and a women's rights leader who edited "The Dial", 1840-42."

"Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife."

"The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, and spiritual in tendency."
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
"It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant."
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Memoirs.""
R: ""The Great Lawsuit," in "The Dial," Jul 1843."
A: ""At Home and Abroad," 1856."
N: ""Art, Literature and the Drama," "The Modern Drama," 1858."
K: "Letter, 20 Dec 1840, in "The Feminist Papers," 1973."

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