Elizabeth Kenny

Elizabeth
Kenny
1886
1952

Australian Pioneering Physical Therapist and Nurse

Author Quotes

As a girl my temper often got out of bounds. But one day when I became angry at a friend over some trivial matter, my mother said to me, Elizabeth, anyone who angers you conquers you.

He who angers you conquers you.

I felt a strangely peaceful happiness on that homecoming from abroad. I was much stronger than when I left. The season had been bountiful. The air was heavy with the scent of flowers. The hillsides were golden with wattles. The earth was glad and the people were glad. How pleasant this all was.

I play the Demon myself -- no puppets involved.

Incest is one of the forms of nastiness in the show. Really, all forms of contemporary evil are there, including violence and exploitation. This is not a cute puppet show for children. Parents might consider bringing kids 16 and up.

It is easier to recount grievances and slights than it is to set down a broad redress of such grievances and slights.

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

One of the puppets is a drawing on my thumb. That is Handsome Percy.

The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.

My mother used to say, "He who angers you, conquers you!" But my mother was a saint.

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

Author Picture
First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Kenny
Birth Date
1886
Death Date
1952
Bio

Australian Pioneering Physical Therapist and Nurse