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Anna Cora Mowatt
“There is always a half-malicious curiosity amongst actors to witness the shortcomings of a novice. They invariably experience strong inclinations to prophesy failure.”
“Misfortune sprinkles ashes on the head of the man, but falls like dew on the heart of the woman, and brings forth [gems] of strength of which she herself had no conscious possession.”
“Women endowed with remarkable sensibilities enjoy much, but they also suffer much. The greater the light the stronger will be the shadow.”
Anna Cora Mowatt, French-born U.S. actor, writer, playwright
(1819 - 1870)
Full name: Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie. Also wrote as Henry C. Browning, Helen Berkley, Charles A. Lee.