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Quotes by wise women, both historical and contemporary,

who have had a positive influence on society and the world. 

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The purpose of this blog is to shine a light on historical as well as contemporary women who have, through their wisdom and courage, influenced the world in a positive way.

Starting January 1, 2021, I will be featuring each week a new, graphically designed quote by one of the women listed below. Many (but not all) of those women are pictured above.  (It might be fun to test yourself to see how many of the women pictured above you can identify.) Each Friday a different women's wise words will be featured through a graphically designed quote. Each quote will include a photo of the woman (if available) as well as a short bio. My hope is that you will visit this blog each week for a new featured quote and be inspired by these amazing women. 

List of women whose quotes will appear in this blog (in no special order):

Alice Paul, Jane Fonda, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Alice Walker, Jane Goodall, Raicho Hiratsuko, Amelia Earhart, Janelle Monåe, Rama Joyti Vernon, Amma, Janice K. Neal, PhD, Rebecca West, Amy Schumer, Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, Renate Bloem, Anais Nin, Jeannette Rankin, Rep. Barbara Lee, Angela Monet, Joanna Macy, Rep. Shirley Chisholm, Ann Richards, Julia Butterfly Hill, Rihanna Fenty, Anne Frank, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Rosa Parks, Arianna Huffington, Leymmah Gbowee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arundhati Roy, Lily Tomlin, Ruth Reichl, Audre Lorde, Louisa May Alcott , Sharon Salzberg, Barbara Cocoran, Lucille Ball, Sheryl Sandberg, Barbara Ehrenreich, Malala Yousafzai, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara J. Winter, Margaret Mead, Shonda Rhimes, Beverly Sills, Margaret Sanger, Sister Joan Chittister, Chris Evert, Marian Wright Edelman, Susan B. Anthony, Cicely Tyson, Marianne Williamson, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Constance Baker Motley, Marie Curie, Virginia Ramirez, Coretta Scott King, Martha Beck, Vivian Greene, Corrie Ten Boom, Martina Navratilova , Wangari Maathai, Dawna Markova, Mary Hunter Austin, Winona LaDuke, Debbie Ford, Mary Oliver, Mother Goose, Debora Spar, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Isabel Allende, Dolly Parton, Maureen Dowd, Starhawk, Doris Haddock (Granny D), May Sarton, Phyllis Curott, Ilene Cummings, PhD, Maya Angelou, Terry Tempest Williams, Dr. Naomi Stephan, Merle Dandridge, Adelle Davis, Edith Wharton, Merlin Stone , Emma Lazarus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Bachelet, Alice Miller. Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, Michelle Obama, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD , Molly Ivins, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mother Teresa, Grace Hopper, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Muriel Rukeyser, Dorothea Dix, Erica Jong, Muriel Strode, Belva Ann Lockwood, Frances Moore Lappe, Nancy Pelosi, Juliette Gordon Low, G. D. Anderson, Nancy Rathburn, Anna Julia Cooper, PhD, Ginni Rometty, Naomi Klein, Overta Culp Hobby, Gloria Jean Watkins (bell hooks), Nellie McClung, Marian Anderson. Gloria Steinem, Nina Garcia, Martha Washington, Grace Lee Bogs, Oprah Winfrey, Wilma Mankiller, Harriet Rubin, Peace Pilgrim, Mary Anne Evans, Harriet Tubman, Pearl Bailey, Edna Gardner Whyte, Helen Keller, Peggy O’Mara, Beyancé, Helen Steiner Rice, Phyllis Bottome, Liza Minnelli, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Walters, Huda Shaarawi

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ABOUT CAROL

In the early 70's I became proficient in calligraphy by practicing my new skill on quotes I had collected over the years. My love of calligraphy morphed into a love of fonts once I got my first Mac in the early '80s. (I currently have a collection of over 18,000 fonts efficiently organized with the Font Explorer app.)  I have never lost my love for quotes and have collected hundreds of them over the years. This blog combines both my loves. Each weekly quote is graphically designed with a beautiful font. On each quote page I will include a short bio of the woman I am quoting, her picture and a link to her wiki page or website  (if available). And for those of you who are "font-a-holics" like me, I will identify the font(s) used in each quote.

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