Stacy Schiff Quotes

Home » Authors » Stacy Schiff
  • Other Quotes
  • 1
  • 2

When finally I mustered the courage to tell a novelist friend that I was talking to editors about a biography, her reply was, 'Oh, that's okay. That's not a real book.'

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Book,Friend,Talking,

Here you have an incredibly ambitious, accomplished woman who comes up against some of the same problems that women in power come up against today. Cleopatra plays an oddly pivotal role in world history as well: in her lifetime, Alexandria is the center of the universe, Rome is still a backwater.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Women,Power,Today,

Life-writing calls for any number of dubious gifts: A touch of O.C.D., a lack of imagination, a large desk, neutrality of Swiss proportions, tactlessness, a high tolerance for archival dust. Most of all it calls for an act of displacement. 'To find your subject, you must in some sense lose yourself along the way,' is Richard Holmes's version.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Yourself,Tolerance,Way,

For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman's intelligence was a man's deception.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Women,Woman,Man,

Recently a study proved that working from a larger, less cluttered computer screen increases concentration. I could have told them that. And yes, I write first drafts with a mechanical pencil and a yellow legal pad. There's good reason for this primitive behavior: I am a crackerjack typist. My hand moves far more quickly than my brain.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Good,Brain,Behavior,

For a few thousand years, women had no history. Marriage was our calling, and meekness our virtue. Over the last century, in stuttering succession, we have gained a voice, a vote, a room, a playing field of our own. Decorously or defiantly, we now approach what surely qualifies as the final frontier.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,History,Women,Vote,

I can't write a line without music - it provides just the right amount of distraction to keep me focused. Clearly, I still miss the noisy roommates.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Me,Roommates,Distraction,

Cleopatra was on a political mission to save her country and her power, but what we remember about her are these two famed seductions, which are a matter of politics, not a matter of love.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,Love,Power,Political,

Here you have an incredibly ambitious, accomplished woman who comes up against some of the same problems that women in power come up against today. Cleopatra plays an oddly pivotal role in world history as well: in her lifetime, Alexandria is the center of the universe, Rome is still a backwater.

Tags: | Stacy Schiff,History,Women,Today,

Stacy Schiff

With the help of this images you can make your own " Stacy Schiff Image Quotes"

Stacy Schiff, author | Official website | THE WITCHES - now ...
Amazon.com: Stacy Schiff: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
Stacy Schiff (@stacyschiff) | Twitter
Pulitzer-winning author Stacy Schiff revisits Salem in 'The ...
Author Stacy Schiff discusses Salem witch trials - Chicago Tribune

All the Images, Wallpapers, Backgrounds, Pictures, Graphics, Arts are Copyrighted to The Respective Creators, Designers and Authors.
We Don't Intend to Showcase Copyright Images, Pictures, Graphics, Arts.
The Wallpapers, Arts, Graphics available on our website are for Personal Use Only (For Desktops, Laptops, Mobiles, Tablets Screen Backgrounds).
None of the Image should be used for Commercial Purpose.