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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,
    • in Maturin Murray Ballou, ed., Edge-Tools of Speech ()

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.