|Born||Helen Beatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Kensington, London, England
|Died||22 December 1943 (aged 77)
Near Sawrey, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||Children’s author and illustrator|
|Notable works||The Tale of Peter Rabbit|
(m. 1913â€“43; her death)
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.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.