Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Peggy Noonan
(1950-____) born on
Sep 7
US writer. "She is best known for "What I Saw at the Revolution," 1990."

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.

Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.
"A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart."
"Remember the waterfront shack with the sign "Fresh Fish Sold Here". Of course it's fresh, we're on the ocean. Of course it's for sale, we're not giving it away. Of course it's here, otherwise the sign would be someplace else. The final sign: "Fish"."
"If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to -- and you will -- leave, and be something else."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""What I Saw at the Revolution," 1990."
R: ""What I Saw at the Revolution," 1990."
A: ""What I Saw at the Revolution," ch. 5, 1990."
N: ""What I Saw at the Revolution," ch. 4, 1990."
K: ""What I Saw at the Revolution," "Another Epilogue," 1990."

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