"I can imagine ..." Quote of Alice Foote MacDougall

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I can imagine living without food. I cannot imagine living without books.
Alice Foote MacDougall
Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 2 (1928). Recalling her childhood self-education in her grandfather's library, where she read works by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Shakespeare, Smollett, Shelley, Spenser, Browning, Emerson, and George Eliot, among other writers.
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