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    Inspiration is the richest nation I know, the most powerful on earth. Sexual energy Freud calls it; the capital of desire I call it; it pays for both mental and physical expenditure.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    When love turns away, now, I don't follow it. I sit and suffer, unprotesting, until I feel the tread of another step.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    Being always overavid, I demand from those I love a love equal to mine, which, being balanced people, they cannot supply.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: people 
     
    A comforting acquaintance, hope, a contagious thing like spring, inebriating like lager.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: hope 
     
    It's just as possible to live to the full in a narrow corner as it is in bigness.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: live 
     
    I've got to relearn what I was supposed to have learned.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    How much of my true self I camouflage and choke in order to commend myself to him, denying the fullness of me. How often have I paraded sweetness and interest when I felt otherwise; pretended to take careful leave of him on many an occasion when I would rather have walked right out. How I've toned myself down, diluted myself to maintain his approval.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: self  true  right  occasion 
     
    What a desire! ... to live in peace with that word: Myself.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: peace  live 
     
    When I teach people, I marry them.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: people  marry 
     
    I am my own Universe, I my own Professor.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: universe 
     
    Self-forgetfulness in creativity can lead to self-transcendence.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: creativity 
     
    There's no such thing beneath the heavens as conditions favorable to art. Art must crash through or perish.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: heaven 
     
    Off fall the wife, the mother, the lover, the teacher, and the violent artist takes over. I am I alone. I belong to no one but myself. I mate with no one but the spirit. I own no land, have no kin, no friend or enemy. I have no road but this one.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    The truth is that I am enslaved... in one vast love affair with 70 children.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: children  truth  child 
     
    To feel as well as hear what someone says requires whole attention.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: attention 
     
    It is not so much the content of what one says as the way in which one says it. However important the thing you say, what's the good of it if not heard or, being heard, not felt?
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    I see the mind of the five-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: mind 
     
    There is only one answer to destructiveness and that is creativity.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: creativity 
     
    Not just part of us becomes a teacher. It engages the whole self - the woman or man, wife or husband, mother or father, the lover, scholar or artist in you as well as the teacher earning money.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: men  women  self  lover  artist  money  father  mother  wife 
     
    We already have so much pressure towards sameness through radio, film and comic outside the school, that we can't afford to do a thing inside that is not toward individual development.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: development  film  school 
     
    No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit. It drags it out from where it would hide.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: world  right  job  mind  teaching  spirit 
     
    Education, fundamentally, is the increase of the percentage of the conscious in relation to the unconscious. It must be a developing idea.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    Children have two visions, the inner and the outer. Of the two the inner vision is brighter.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: children  child  vision 
     
    You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself. Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: true  strong  wise 
     
    Love has the quality of informing almost everything - even one's work.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: work  quality 
     
    I never forgive attacks on my work.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: work 
     
    What can be heavier than wealth than freedom?
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: wealth 
     
    ... of the two kinds of order, the conscious and the unconscious order, only one is real. It's the order in the deep hidden places.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: conscious  real 
     
    I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: alone 
     
    As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: children  night  child 
     
    I flung my tongue round like a cat-o'-nine-tails so that my pleasant peaceful infant room became little less than a German concentration camp as I took out on the children what life should have got.
    — Sylvia Ashton-Warner
    tags: children  child 
     
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