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"A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks." Ben Jonson. Jacobean poet and playwright contemporary of William Shakespeare.

Louisa May Alcott: author of many fictional stories, though she is best known for "Little Women". 1832-1888

"I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them." Karen von Blixen-Finecke, pen name Isak Dinesen

Though frail of body, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the greatest musician of the Romantic period, possessed an unrivaled creative strength.

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The Fascinating Self-Portraits of 20 Famous Authors

e.e. cummings, 1939 Self-Portrait