Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Stevie Smith
(1902-1971) born on
Sep 20
English poet. "She expressed an original and visionary personality in her work, combining a lively wit with penetrating honesty and an absence of sentiment."

"Fourteen-year-old, why must you giggle and dote,
Fourteen-year-old, why are you such a goat?
I'm fourteen years old, that is the reason,
I giggle and dote in season."

"I'm sorry to say my dear wife is a dreamer,
And as she dreams she gets paler and leaner.
Then be off to your Dream, with his fly-away hat,
I'll stay with the girls who are happy and fat."
"Marred pleasure's best, shadow makes the sun strong."
The Englishwoman is so refined
She has no bosom and no behind.
"Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Conventionalist..""
R: ""BE OFF!.""
A: ""The Queen and the Young Princess," "Selected Poems," 1964."
N: ""This Englishwoman," 1937."
K: ""Not Waving But Drowning.""

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