Olive Schreiner - Quotes

There are 10 quotes by Olive Schreiner at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Olive Schreiner from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.

Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.

There was never a great man who had not a great mother. ---->>>

No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.

No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper. ---->>>

It is finer to bring one noble human being into the world and rear it well... than to kill ten thousand. ---->>>

Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn. ---->>>

Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it. ---->>>

Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. ---->>>

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep. ---->>>

Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it - but there is. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: South Afric
Born: March 24, 1855
Birthplace:
Die: 12-11, 1920
Occupation: Writer
Website:

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 – 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed since its first publication in 1883 for the bold manner in which it deals with some of the burning issues of the day, including agnosticism, existential independence, individualism, the professional aspirations of women, and the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier (wikipedia)