Living more lives than one, knowing people of all classes, all shades of opinion, monarchists, republicans, socialists, anarchists, has had a salutary effect on my mind. If every year of my life, every month of the year, I had lived with reformers and crusaders I should be, by this time, a fanatic. As it is I have had such varied things to do, I have had so many different contacts that I am not even very much of a crank.
Rheta Childe Dorr
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 8 (1924).
On being a journalist; she was also a suffragist and advocate of various social reforms.