“You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself. Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are.”      —Sylvia Constance Ashton-Warner, New Zealand Author and Educator, 1908-1984

“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.   —Cora May Harris

“Art is its own form of life.” —Hortense Calisher

“It is because I dove into the abyss that I am beginning to love the abyss I am made of.”   —Clarice Lispector

“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.”   —Kate Chopin

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”   —Anaïs Nin

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”   —Anton Chekhov

“Great writing is a submission to a creative force that seeks to use the writer as an instrument. Writing becomes a process of discovery.”   —Soledad O’Brien

“What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture.   —Doris Lessing


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