Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Louisa May Alcott Author of Little Women

Louisa May Alcott at 25Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. She wrote novels, young adult stories and poetry. Best known for Little Women, her sequels were Little Men and Jo’s Boys. She was raised by transcendentalist parents. The setting for Little Women was the Alcott family home and loosely based on Alcott’s childhood experiences with her three sisters. Alcott based her heroine “Jo” on herself. But whereas Jo marries at the end of the story, Alcott remained single throughout her life.

Alcott grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Her father died in March 1888, and she followed him just two days later.

Source for information and photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott and history.com.

Little Women book cover

Quotes by Louisa May Alcott:

“Love is the only thing we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.”


“I resolved to take Fate by the throat and shake the living out of her.”


“Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystallized spirituality.”


“Poor dull Concord. Nothing colorful has passed through here since the Redcoats.”


“Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”


Citation information:
Jone Johnson Lewis. “Louisa May Alcott Quotes.” About Women’s History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/qu_lm_alcott.htm .








  1. One of my all-time favorite authors. I think I’ve read almost every book, seen every movie, read many biographies, and visited Concord and her house there several times. Wonderful, wonderful example for any woman writer.

    • OOO, I would love to visit her house. I read Little Women four times, but I haven’t read any other books by her. It’s like I loved Little Women and was afraid to be disappointed by her other books. Silly, I know, but that’s how much I loved that book.

  2. ladywinfred says:

    Wow, girl, you come up with the funnest stuff. Thanks sooooo much. Someone else I need to go back and read again. Oh woe. So many writers, so many books, so little time. What a precious gift for us all.

    • Thanks. I have a secret for inspiration that pops up daily so I never know what the focus will be for those days when I can’t think of what to post.

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