Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Catherine the Great
(1729-1796) born on
May 2
Russian empress. "As Empress, 1762-1796, she worked toward westernization, expansion, and made St. Petersburg a cultural rival with Paris."

I am one of the people who love the why of things.

"A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache."
"I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all."
"You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings."
"I praise loudly, I blame softly"


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Letter, 20 Jan 1776."
R: "In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992."
A: "Correspondance with Baron F. M. Grimm, 1878."
N: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
K: "Letter, 23 Aug 1794."

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