She had risen and was walking about the room, her fat, worn face sharpening with a sort of animal alertness into power and protection. The claws that hide in every maternal creature slipped out of the fur of good manners.

Margaret Deland

About Margaret Deland

Portrait of Margaret Deland

Margaret Deland (née Margaretta Wade Campbell) (February 23, 1857 – January 13, 1945) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She also wrote an autobiography in two volumes. She is generally considered part of the literary realism movement.

from Wikipedia

You may find more from Margaret Deland on Wikiquote

More quotations from Margaret Deland

More quotations tagged with “motherhood”