I’d have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled high with books, and I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous, that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American writer
Little Women, ch. 13 [Jo] (1869)
Added on 20-Dec-08 | Last updated 20-Dec-08
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