Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Alice Dunbar-Nelson
(1875-1935) born on
US "poet, essayist". "She published her first book of poems, essays, and stories, "Violets and Other Tales, at age twenty; was also active in politics and women's clubs."

"I had not thought of violets of late,
The wild, shy kind that springs beneath your feet
In wistful April days."

"I sit and sew -- a useless task it seems,
My hands grown tired, my head weighed down with dreams . . ."
It's punishment to be compelled to do what one doesn't wish.
Nothing will do me any good unless I learn to control this body of mine.
"In every race, in every nation, and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set themselves to right the wrongs done to their race or nation or . . . art or self-expression."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Violets;" in "The Monthly Review," 1895."
R: ""I Sit and Sew .""
A: ""Give Us Each Day," 1984."
N: "In "Give Us Each Day," 12 Aug 1921."
K: "In "The Messanger," Mar 1927."

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