In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are some quotes from Isabella L. Bird (later Bishop) who, beginning in the nineteenth-century, forged a career as a writer and explorer:
Truly a good horse, good ground to gallop on, and sunshine, make up the sum of enjoyable travelling.
I still vote civilization a nuisance, society a humbug and all conventionality a crime.
Everything suggests a beyond.
~ Isabella L. Bird
(photo courtesy of The New York Public Library Digital Collections)
For more quotes by I.L.B. and the citations for the above, go here.