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Katherine Mansfield quotes: There is no feeling to be compared with the feeling of having written and finished a story. There is no feeling to be compared with the feeling of having written and finished a story.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I think I hate snow, downright hate it. There is something stupefying in it, a kind of 'You must be worse before you're better,' and down it spins. I think I hate snow, downright hate it. There is something stupefying in it, a kind of 'You must be worse before you're better,' and down it spins.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Light as feathers the witches fly,The horn of the moon is plain to see;By a firefly under a jonquil flowerA goblin toasts a bumble-bee. Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Roo-coo-coo-coo! Roo-coo-coo-coo! Roo-coo-coo-coo! Roo-coo-coo-coo!
Katherine Mansfield quotes: This is not a letter but my arms about you for a brief moment. This is not a letter but my arms about you for a brief moment.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: You might drop your heart into me and you'd never hear it touch bottom. You might drop your heart into me and you'd never hear it touch bottom.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: To be alive and to be a 'writer' is enough. To be alive and to be a 'writer' is enough.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Why! Why! Why is the middle-class so stodgy - so utterly without a sense of humor? Why! Why! Why is the middle-class so stodgy - so utterly without a sense of humor?
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: But the more poetry one reads the more one longs to read! But the more poetry one reads the more one longs to read!
Katherine Mansfield quotes: It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes. Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Letters are the real curse of my existence. I hate to write them: I have to. If I don't, there they are - the great guilty gates barring my way. Letters are the real curse of my existence. I hate to write them: I have to. If I don't, there they are - the great guilty gates barring my way.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: England is merely an island of beef swimming in a warm gulf stream of gravy. England is merely an island of beef swimming in a warm gulf stream of gravy.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties. What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: What did garden-parties and baskets and lace frocks matter to him? He was far from all those things. He was wonderful, beautiful. What did garden-parties and baskets and lace frocks matter to him? He was far from all those things. He was wonderful, beautiful.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Perhaps it does not matter so very much what it is one loves in this world. But love something one must. Perhaps it does not matter so very much what it is one loves in this world. But love something one must.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Oh dear, I sometimes think ... whatever should I do if anything were to ... But, there, thinking's no good to any one - is it, madam? Oh dear, I sometimes think ... whatever should I do if anything were to ... But, there, thinking's no good to any one - is it, madam?
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The whole world shall be ours because of our love. The whole world shall be ours because of our love.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: If you wish to live, you must first attend your own funeral. If you wish to live, you must first attend your own funeral.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: 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 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 quotes: I must say, I hate money. But it's the lack of it I hate most. I must say, I hate money. But it's the lack of it I hate most.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to be a writer can afford to indulge in it. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to be a writer can afford to indulge in it.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I don't believe other people are ever as foolishly excited as I am while I'm working. How could they be? Writers would have to live in trees. I don't believe other people are ever as foolishly excited as I am while I'm working. How could they be? Writers would have to live in trees.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: EM Forster never gets any further than warming the tea pot ... Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea. EM Forster never gets any further than warming the tea pot ... Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: No, madam, never now. Of course, I did think of it at one time. But it wasn't to be. He had a little flower-shop just down No, madam, never now. Of course, I did think of it at one time. But it wasn't to be. He had a little flower-shop just down
Katherine Mansfield quotes: You are a Queen. Let mine be the joy of giving you your kingdom. You are a Queen. Let mine be the joy of giving you your kingdom.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever. As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Tidied all my papers. Tore up and ruthlessly destroyed much. This is always a great satisfaction. Tidied all my papers. Tore up and ruthlessly destroyed much. This is always a great satisfaction.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: his hands clasped over a huge carved walking-stick, and a big old woman, sitting upright, with a roll of knitting on her embroidered his hands clasped over a huge carved walking-stick, and a big old woman, sitting upright, with a roll of knitting on her embroidered
Katherine Mansfield quotes: If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Every time one leaves anywhere, something precious, which ought not to be killed, is left to die. Every time one leaves anywhere, something precious, which ought not to be killed, is left to die.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: There are in life as many aspects as attitudes towards it, and aspects change with attitudes. There are in life as many aspects as attitudes towards it, and aspects change with attitudes.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: It is strange that there are times when I feel the stars are not at all solemn: they are secretly gay. It is strange that there are times when I feel the stars are not at all solemn: they are secretly gay.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Oh, how quickly things changed! Why didn't happiness last for ever? For ever wasn't a bit too long. Oh, how quickly things changed! Why didn't happiness last for ever? For ever wasn't a bit too long.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Coach! Coach, Stanley! Coach! Coach, Stanley!
Katherine Mansfield quotes: White! he turned as white as a woman. White! he turned as white as a woman.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Life never become a habit to me. It's always a marvel. Life never become a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: 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. 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 quotes: ... A wet night. They are going home together under an umbrella. They stop on the door to press their wet cheeks together. ... A wet night. They are going home together under an umbrella. They stop on the door to press their wet cheeks together.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel. Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: In the woods where snow is thick, bars of sunlight lay like pale fire. In the woods where snow is thick, bars of sunlight lay like pale fire.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery. Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Why it should be such an effort to write to the people one loves I can't imagine. It's none at all to write to those who don't really count. Why it should be such an effort to write to the people one loves I can't imagine. It's none at all to write to those who don't really count.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face. I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I'd always rather be with people who loved me too little rather than with people who loved me too much. I'd always rather be with people who loved me too little rather than with people who loved me too much.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I couldn't keep myself in, and I asked her if she'd rather I ... didn't get married. I couldn't keep myself in, and I asked her if she'd rather I ... didn't get married.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: fixed Alice with her eyes fixed Alice with her eyes
Katherine Mansfield quotes: To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure. To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The mater, with her scissors outspread to snap the head of a dead something or other, stopped at the sight of Reggie. The mater, with her scissors outspread to snap the head of a dead something or other, stopped at the sight of Reggie.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle? How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?
Katherine Mansfield quotes: That? It's the clock striking! That? It's the clock striking!
Katherine Mansfield quotes: When she looked through the dark windows at the stars, they had long beams like wings ... When she looked through the dark windows at the stars, they had long beams like wings ...
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The lights, the azaleas, the dresses, the pink faces, the velvet chairs, all became one beautiful flying wheel. The lights, the azaleas, the dresses, the pink faces, the velvet chairs, all became one beautiful flying wheel.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Better to write twaddle, anything, than nothing at all. Better to write twaddle, anything, than nothing at all.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Courage is like a disobedient dog, once it starts running away it flies all the faster for your attempts to recall it. Courage is like a disobedient dog, once it starts running away it flies all the faster for your attempts to recall it.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I am poor - obscure - just eighteen years of age - with a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse. I am poor - obscure - just eighteen years of age - with a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: We cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves. We cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage. The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Oh,' said the little girl, 'my head's on your heart; I can hear it going. What a big heart you've got, father dear. Oh,' said the little girl, 'my head's on your heart; I can hear it going. What a big heart you've got, father dear.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Who is to decide between 'Let it be' and 'Force it'? Who is to decide between 'Let it be' and 'Force it'?
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I am a recluse at present & do nothing but write & read & read & write I am a recluse at present & do nothing but write & read & read & write
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Children are unaccountable little creatures. Children are unaccountable little creatures.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Whatever happens I have had these blissful, perfect moments and they are worth living for. Whatever happens I have had these blissful, perfect moments and they are worth living for.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Everything about her was sweet, pale like honey. You would not have been surprised to see a bee caught in the tangles of that yellow hair. Everything about her was sweet, pale like honey. You would not have been surprised to see a bee caught in the tangles of that yellow hair.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: The English language is damned difficult, but it's also damned rich, and so clear and bright that you can search out the darkest places with it. The English language is damned difficult, but it's also damned rich, and so clear and bright that you can search out the darkest places with it.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: You have never been curious about me; you never wanted to explore my soul. You have never been curious about me; you never wanted to explore my soul.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: There are always these moments in life when the limits of suffering are reached and we become heroes and heroines. There are always these moments in life when the limits of suffering are reached and we become heroes and heroines.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was, too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all. I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was, too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
Katherine Mansfield quotes: Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them. Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.