Perhaps you remember my April from A to Z series featuring Women Writers in Literary History. I have continued my study, unsurprising to most, I bet. I have collected a quote from each of these ten women as well as a link back to the feature story on each:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The first duty of a human being is to assume the right relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it."
Elinor Wylie: “I love bright words, words up and singing early."
Octavia Butler: “In order to rise from its own ashes a phoenix first must burn.”
Kate Chopin: “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”
Frances E.W. Harper: “Every mother should be a true artist, who knows how to weave into her child's life images of grace and beauty, the true poet capable of writing on the soul of childhood the harmony of love and truth, and teaching it how to produce the grandest of all poems - the poetry of a true and noble life.”
Gabriela Mistral: “Donde haya un árbol que plantar, plántalo tú. Donde haya un error que enmendar, enmiéndalo tú. Donde haya un esfuerzo que todos esquivan, hazlo tú. Sé tú el que aparta la piedra del camino.”
Marietta Holley (the Female Mark Twain). “Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmin's throwin' their modesty away, you would think if they ever went to the political pole, they would have to take their dignity and modesty and throw 'em against the pole, and go without any all the rest of their lives.”
Ina Coolbrith:"Tent me within your cool, leaf-latticed house.
A carpet, sown with blossom-rubies, spread,
A queen might tread.
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) “Writing. Love is writing.”
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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