Beatrix Potter - my favorite writer and illustrator of children's books. I actually recently wrote a children's book and purposely gave the character's the last name "Potter" because of my love for her work.
"To come to the end of a time of anxiety and fear! To feel the cloud that hung over us lift and disperse -- the cloud that dulled the heart and made happiness no more than a memory! This at least is one joy that must have been known by almost every living