Little Women director Clare Niederpruem (right) and her mom, Christine Niederpruem, stand beside a portrait of Louisa May Alcott at the iconic writer's home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts.

Be Inspired: Louisa May Alcott Quotes


Louisa May Alcott wasn’t just a writer. She was a pioneer, an icon, a barrier breaker and an example. Her legacy lives on through the countless readers inspired by her thoughts and stories. Her words provoke, challenge and encourage us to pursue dreams.

As the 150th anniversary of Little Women nears, here is a collection of some of her most memorable words.

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