New England is the home of all that is good and noble with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
(Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 4, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).
Written on December 29, 1869. Richards, a Massachusetts native, was away from home at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.)
(Lillian Gish (1893-1993), U.S. actress. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 7 (1969).
Describing her and her sister Dorothy's (1898-1968) childhood experiences as theatrical performers. Later, they would become movie stars.)