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Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter!

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Celebrating the impressive life and legacy of Beatrix Potter.

Today marks the birthday of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist.  Best known for her children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Potter dedicated herself to advancing her education and making a name for herself when women had limited opportunities.  During her lifetime, Potter wrote thirty books, became a well-respected figure in the field of mycology, and preserved much of the land that is now part of the Lake District National Park.

In honor of this amazing woman’s birthday, we’d like to share some of her most meaningful quotes.

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”

“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”

“I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense.”

“Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.”

“If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.”

“There’s something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.”

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you will join us as we celebrate Beatrix Potter in honor of her birthday. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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