Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,309 quotations are searchable by topic, by author's name, or by keyword. Many of them appear in no other collection. And new ones are added continually.

See All TOPICS Available:
See All AUTHORS Available:

Search by Topic:

  • topic cats
  • topic books
  • topic moon

Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.

Search by Last Name:

  • Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Quotes by Louisa May Alcott
  • Quotes by Chingling Soong

Find quotations by the AUTHOR´S LAST NAME
or alphabetically below.

Search by Keyword:

  • keyword fishing
  • keyword twilight
  • keyword Australie

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

  • Writing is like flirting: if you can't do it, no one can teach you how, and if you can do it, no one can keep you from it.

  • Though outwardly a gloomy shroud, / The inner half of every cloud / Is bright and shining: / I therefore turn my clouds about, / And always wear them inside out / To show the lining.

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "The Wisdom of Folly," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()
  • Do you know that the sight of your face, / Though I see you each day of the seven, / Can transfigure the commonest place / Into something that seems to be heaven?

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "An Illusion," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()
  • Farewell for ever, my dear Sir. / Your pride and prejudice incur / My wrath beyond all measure: / I am aweary of your ways, / So scarce and scanty is your praise, / So scathing your displeasure.

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "Her Parting Shaft," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, English writer, poet

(1860 - 1929)