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Quotation by Brenda Ueland
If you would shut your door against the children for an hour a day and say: "Mother is working on her five-act tragedy in blank verse!" you would be surprised how they would respect you. They would probably all become playwrights.
Brenda Ueland (1891–1985), U.S. author and writing teacher. If You Want to Write, 2nd. ed., ch. 10 (1938).
Ueland said this to the "worn and hectored mothers" in her writing class "who longed to write and could not find a minute for it."
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