Thursday, June 20, 2013

She Has Spoken

"I think it is every woman's duty to make herself as attractive as her time and means permit. After all, there you are, in your person- a living symbol of the progress of art, science and imagination. To be as attractive as we can be is almost a civic duty; there are so many sad and ugly things in the world that I think women should say to themselves humbly, not with vanity, 'I will try to be as pretty as I can, so that when people look at me, they will feel refreshed. I will make an effort to be easy on the eye.'"
-- Ilka Chase


  1. I'm going to have to get up earlier in the morning.

  2. I recently read one of her old non-fiction books and it was pretty enchanting. Witty, funny lady, apart from her quote above, too.

  3. Just recently cataloged her book on entertaining for our collection.

  4. I'm having that slogan made into a t-shirt. Or a yashmak. Jx


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