Isabelle Holland Quote
“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”
―Samuel Butler (novelist)
Speech at the Somerville Club, February 27, 1895.
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Address at Stanford University (2005) - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
Born: June 16, 1920
Died: February 9, 2002 (aged 81)
Bio: Isabelle Christian Holland was an author of children and adult fiction. Her father was the American Consul in Liverpool, England during WWII. She moved to America in 1940 due to the war. She wrote gothic novels, adult mysteries, romantic thrillers and many books for children and young adults.