Wednesday Words on the Wild: Women

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


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.

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