Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Harriet Beecher Stowe
(1811-1896) born on
Jun 14
US author. "She aroused considerable anti-slavery feeling before the Civil War with "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1852."

"Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do."

"I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist."
I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Lady Who Does Her Own Work," in "Atlantic Monthly" (Boston), 1864."
R: On Writing Uncle Tom's Cabin.
A: "Referring to "Uncle Tom's Cabin," attributed."
N: "In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994."
K: ""Little Foxes," ch. 4, 1865."

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