Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Marguerite Yourcenar
(1903-1987) born on
Jun 8
Belgian-US "novelist, essayist". "She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise (French Academy), an exclusive literary institution with a membership limited to 40."

"A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."

"The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. Any lasting grief is reproof to their forgetfulness."
Leaving behind books is even more beautiful -- there are far too many children.
I have never seasoned a truth with the sauce of a lie in order to digest it more easily.
"If I make it, I will carry a pencil instead of the ritual sword."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Time," 16 Feb 1981."
R: ""Memoirs of Hadrian," "Saeculum Aureum," 1954."
A: "On having no children; in NY "Times," 5 May 1980."
N: "On having no children; in NY "Times," 5 May 1980."
K: "On her chances of becoming the first woman elected to Académie Française; in NY "Times," 3 Dec 1979."

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