Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Rumer Godden
(1907-1998) born on
Dec 10
English novelist. "She is a prolific writer of children's stories and adult fiction; six novels were adapted for films and TV, including "In This House of Brede," 1975."

"If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. . . . because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom."

"The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns."
The stitch of a book is its words.
"For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as a book once it is written. . . . She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up."
"Pax: peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort, seldom with a seen result. . ."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," Sep 1969."
R: "On a Benedictine motto, "In This House of Brede," Viking 69"
A: "In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," Sep 1969."
N: "In NY "Times," 1 Dec 1963."
K: "On a Benedictine motto, "In This House of Brede," 1969."

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