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quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett


Fate alone saw the meaning of the web it wove, the might of it, and its place in the making of a world’s history.

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today’s birthday: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849)


Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849)

Burnett, a British-American playwright and author, began writing professionally in her late teens in order to help support her struggling family. Her stories were initially printed in magazines, and her first novel was published in 1877. Her books for adults were well received, but it was her children’s novels—particularly Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden—that brought Burnett her greatest and most enduring success. How did her writings influence the fashions of the day? More… Discuss

Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett about living in the world


One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.

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Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett


Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world … but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen.

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Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett about thoughts and thinking


One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.

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