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Kate Greenaway

  • The You I loved was my creation — mine, / Without a counterpart within yourself. / I gave you thoughts and soul and heart / Taken from Love's ideal.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • A conscience is a troublesome thing at times. I woke up at 4 o'clock this morning and I spent the time feeling what a nothing I was, and wishing I was so very different. Then the morning's post brought me a letter from a friend, saying I was so this, so that — it made me really cry, I was so grateful.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • A woman once said to me, 'Any religion that is to be any good to one must be one they make for themselves,' — and it is so. She, curiously, was a clergyman's wife.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • Things are so beautiful and wonderful, you feel there must be another life where you will see more — hear more — and know more. All of it cannot die.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • I can never define what art really is ... it's a queer giving something to nature that is possible for nature to have, but always has not — at least that's my idea.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • How different everything is when you are with the right people!

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()
  • Everyone seems possessed with the desire of writing articles upon me and sends me long lists of all I am to say.

    • Kate Greenaway,
    • in Marion Harry Spielmann and George Somes Layard, Kate Greenaway ()

Kate Greenaway, English children's book writer/illustrator

(1846 - 1901)