Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oh. So THAT'S what I've been doing wrong.

(Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944))

"Girls! girls! Those of you who have hearts, and therefore a wish for happiness, homes, and husbands by and by, never develop a reputation of being clever. It will put you out of the matrimonial running as effectually as though it had been circulated that you had leprosy. So, if you feel that you are afflicted with more than ordinary intelligence, and especially if you are plain with it, hide your brains, cramp your mind, study to appear unintellectual—it is your only chance."

- Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career (1901)

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