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Quotation by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
I can remember no time when I did not understand that my mother must write books because people would have and read them; but I cannot remember one hour in which her children needed her and did not find her.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 1 (1897).
Of her mother, a successful novelist long "before women had careers and public sympathy in them." She had died in childbirth when Elizabeth was only eight years old.
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