Beatrix PotterToday, 150 years ago Beatrix Potter was born and that got me thinking about her legacy and what an incredible difference she made to the world. The joy she brought with her wonderful stories and illustrations, and the amazing work she did as conservationist in the Lake District.

So I thought I a few quotes from the great lady would be ideal.

But before that I thought a quick look at her Vitality might be interesting.

In my mind, she was a Water/Wood Energy mix with a strong streak of Earth Energy thrown into the rabbit pie.

She was rebellious and independent( Wood) and walked a line between the world of imagination (Wood) and the practical world of nature, being a wife and a sheep farmer (Earth).

Throughout her life, she valued the past, was a collector of objects that represented moments in time, had an old-fashioned view on many things and was a passionate world-changing conservationist (Water).

Here are a few quotes

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
― Beatrix Potter

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
― Beatrix Potter

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
― Beatrix Potter

“Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.”
― Beatrix Potter

“I hold an old-fashioned notion that a happy marriage is the crown of a woman’s life.”
― Beatrix Potter

“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.”
― Beatrix Potter

and Finally

“It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’.”
― Beatrix Potter, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies