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    This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: moment 
     
    What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: failure  learn  afraid 
     
    Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: people  live  writing 
     
    Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: writing  write  imagine 
     
    There are always these moments in life when the limits of suffering are reached and we become heroes and heroines.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: suffering  moment  hero 
     
    I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: truth  earth  care  risk  opinion 
     
    It's rather nice to think of oneself as a sailor bending over the map of one's mind and deciding where to go and how to go. The great thing to remember is we can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: oneself  wishes  strong  mind 
     
    The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: chance  dark  wild  flowers  mind  path 
     
    The truth is that every true admirer of the novels cherishes the happy thought that he alone - reading between the lines - has bcome the secret friend of their author.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: failure  afraid 
     
    What happiness it is to listen to rain at night; joyful relief, ease; a lapping-round and hushing and brooding tenderness, all are mingled together in the sound of the fast-falling rain. God, looking down upon the rainy earth, sees how faint are these lights shining in little windows, - how easily put out ...
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: happiness  earth  rain  god 
     
    The mind I love must have wild places.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: wild  mind 
     
    I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    You might drop your heart into me and you'd never hear it touch bottom.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: heart 
     
    I am poor - obscure - just eighteen years of age - with a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: age  poor  year 
     
    How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences - like rags and shreds of your very life.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    September is different from all other months. It is more magical. I feel the strange chemical change in the earth which produces mushrooms is the cause, too, of the extra 'life' in the air - a resilience, a sparkle.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: earth 
     
    The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: live  pleasure  reading  book  shares 
     
    I adore Life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity. They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of Life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for Love.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: live  body  stupidity  shares  fools 
     
    Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: regret  energy  rules 
     
    Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: attitude 
     
    Outside the sky is light with stars
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: star  sky 
     
    Whatever happens I have had these blissful, perfect moments and they are worth living for.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: living  moment  worth 
     
    To work - to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: work 
     
    I love the night. I love to feel the tide of darkness rising, slowly and slowly washing, turning over and over, lifting, floating, all that lies strewn upon the dark beach, all that lies hid in rocky hollows.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: lies  darkness  dark  night 
     
    Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: death  journey 
     
    England is merely an island of beef swimming in a warm gulf stream of gravy.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: england 
     
    To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: failure  fear  birth 
     
    It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: learn 
     
    Do the hardest thing on earth for you. ACT YOURSELF.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: earth 
     
    If you wish to live, you must first attend your own funeral.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: live  wishes 
     
    Better to write twaddle, anything, than nothing at all.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: write 
     
    Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: meaning  read 
     
    I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future plusses.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: future  present  friends  hope  shares 
     
    Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    I have such a horror of telegrams that ask me how I am!! I always want to reply dead.
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: horror 
     
    I am a recluse at present & do nothing but write & read & read & write
    — Katherine Mansfield
    tags: present  write  read 
     
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