Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Alice Meynell
(1847-1922) born on
Sep 22
English "poet, essayist". "Her prose essays were collected in "Colour of Life," 1896; befriended poet Francis Thompson."

"Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name."

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
I come from nothing: but from where
come the undying thoughts I bear?
"Recurrence is sure. What the mind suffered last week, or last year, it does not suffer now; but it will suffer again next week or next year."
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Essays," "The Spirit of Place," 1914."
R: ""Prose and Poetry," 1947."
A: ""The Modern Poet, or a Song of Derivation.""
N: ""Prose and Poetry," 1947."
K: ""Laughter.""

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