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May Sarton quotes: What can I have that I still want? What can I have that I still want?
May Sarton quotes: Is it perhaps the one necessity of love, that it be needed? And the one great human tragedy that it so rarely is? Is it perhaps the one necessity of love, that it be needed? And the one great human tragedy that it so rarely is?
May Sarton quotes: Time spent with poets is never wasted. Time spent with poets is never wasted.
May Sarton quotes: What is there to do when people die - people so dear and rare - but bring them back by remembering? What is there to do when people die - people so dear and rare - but bring them back by remembering?
May Sarton quotes: Life is always bringing unexpected gifts. Life is always bringing unexpected gifts.
May Sarton quotes: Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.
May Sarton quotes: What does myself now say to me?Open the door of Mystery. What does myself now say to me?
Open the door of Mystery.
May Sarton quotes: Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster when there is hardly time to breathe. Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster when there is hardly time to breathe.
May Sarton quotes: The moral dilemma is to make peace with the unacceptable The moral dilemma is to make peace with the unacceptable
May Sarton quotes: Why is it that people who cannot show feeling presume that that is a strength and not a weakness? Why is it that people who cannot show feeling presume that that is a strength and not a weakness?
May Sarton quotes: Light is snow sifted / To an abstraction. Light is snow sifted / To an abstraction.
May Sarton quotes: I simply adore being alone - I find it a consuming thirst - and when that thirst is slaked, then I am happy. I simply adore being alone - I find it a consuming thirst - and when that thirst is slaked, then I am happy.
May Sarton quotes: For to be desperate is to discover strength. / We die of comfort and by conflict live ... For to be desperate is to discover strength. / We die of comfort and by conflict live ...
May Sarton quotes: There is only one real deprivation ... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most. There is only one real deprivation ... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
May Sarton quotes: Time unbounded is hard to handle. Time unbounded is hard to handle.
May Sarton quotes: "How does one grow up?" I asked a friend. She answered, "By thinking!" "How does one grow up?" I asked a friend. She answered, "By thinking!"
May Sarton quotes: The beginner hugs his infant poem to him and does not want it to grow up. But you may have to break your poem to remake it. The beginner hugs his infant poem to him and does not want it to grow up. But you may have to break your poem to remake it.
May Sarton quotes: Have the courage to write whatever your dream is for yourself. Have the courage to write whatever your dream is for yourself.
May Sarton quotes: Pain can make a whole winter bright, like fever, force us to live deep and hard. Pain can make a whole winter bright, like fever, force us to live deep and hard.
May Sarton quotes: I write poems, have always written them, to transcend the painfully personal and reach the universal. I write poems, have always written them, to transcend the painfully personal and reach the universal.
May Sarton quotes: Inside my mother's death / I lay and could not breathe ... Inside my mother's death / I lay and could not breathe ...
May Sarton quotes: Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at fifteen to write several novels. Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at fifteen to write several novels.
May Sarton quotes: A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
May Sarton quotes: A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless. A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless.
May Sarton quotes: True feeling justifies whatever it may cost. True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
May Sarton quotes: It is sometimes the most fragile things that have the power to endure and become sources of strength. It is sometimes the most fragile things that have the power to endure and become sources of strength.
May Sarton quotes: In the end what kills is not agony (for agony at least asks something of the soul) but everyday life. In the end what kills is not agony (for agony at least asks something of the soul) but everyday life.
May Sarton quotes: When addressed, a Gentleman Cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard. When addressed, a Gentleman Cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn't heard.
May Sarton quotes: I have written every poem, every novel, for the same purpose-to find out what I think, to know where I stand. I have written every poem, every novel, for the same purpose-to find out what I think, to know where I stand.
May Sarton quotes: I sometimes imagine that as one grows older one comes to live a role which as a young person one merely 'played. I sometimes imagine that as one grows older one comes to live a role which as a young person one merely 'played.
May Sarton quotes: Poetry is first of all a way of life and only secondarily a way of writing. Poetry is first of all a way of life and only secondarily a way of writing.
May Sarton quotes: In the novel or the journal you get the journey. In a poem you get the arrival. In the novel or the journal you get the journey. In a poem you get the arrival.
May Sarton quotes: Poetry finds its perilous equilibrium somewhere between music and speech ... Poetry finds its perilous equilibrium somewhere between music and speech ...
May Sarton quotes: People who are always thinking of the feelings of others can be very destructive because they are hiding so much from themselves. People who are always thinking of the feelings of others can be very destructive because they are hiding so much from themselves.
May Sarton quotes: Love is our human miracle. Love is our human miracle.
May Sarton quotes: I love giving flowers. It is so deliciously unlasting and romantic. I love giving flowers. It is so deliciously unlasting and romantic.
May Sarton quotes: She became for me an island of light, fun, wisdom where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome. She became for me an island of light, fun, wisdom where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome.
May Sarton quotes: I know that I myself have felt that prickling of the scalp that Emily Dickinson tells us is the sign of recognition before a true poem. I know that I myself have felt that prickling of the scalp that Emily Dickinson tells us is the sign of recognition before a true poem.
May Sarton quotes: Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton quotes: At any moment solitude may put on the face of loneliness. At any moment solitude may put on the face of loneliness.
May Sarton quotes: Deep down there was understanding, not of the facts of our lives so much as of our essential natures. Deep down there was understanding, not of the facts of our lives so much as of our essential natures.
May Sarton quotes: There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much. There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much.
May Sarton quotes: True power is given to the vulnerable. True power is given to the vulnerable.
May Sarton quotes: A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward; to reset oneself by an inner compass. A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward; to reset oneself by an inner compass.
May Sarton quotes: Do we always make our freedom out of someone else's bondage? Do we always make our freedom out of someone else's bondage?
May Sarton quotes: For after all we make our faces as we go along... For after all we make our faces as we go along...
May Sarton quotes: We have to break the mirror to be ourselves... We have to break the mirror to be ourselves...
May Sarton quotes: Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers. Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.
May Sarton quotes: He [the cat] wound himself around her legs, purring the purr of ardent desire like a kettle coming to a boil and then bubbling very fast. He [the cat] wound himself around her legs, purring the purr of ardent desire like a kettle coming to a boil and then bubbling very fast.
May Sarton quotes: Unless the gentle inherit the earth, / There will be no earth. Unless the gentle inherit the earth, / There will be no earth.
May Sarton quotes: Poetry has a way of teaching one what one needs to know ... if one is honest. Poetry has a way of teaching one what one needs to know ... if one is honest.
May Sarton quotes: When it comes to the important things one is always alone ... When it comes to the important things one is always alone ...
May Sarton quotes: All great people are humble because great people have great work and are humbled by the largeness of their dreams. All great people are humble because great people have great work and are humbled by the largeness of their dreams.
May Sarton quotes: For only the ill are well,Only the hunted, free For only the ill are well,
Only the hunted, free
May Sarton quotes: When we admit our vulnerability, we include others. If we deny it, we shut them out. When we admit our vulnerability, we include others. If we deny it, we shut them out.
May Sarton quotes: You will always be here with me; As long as I live, A towering figure of love. You will always be here with me; As long as I live, A towering figure of love.
May Sarton quotes: Schubert Impromptus that Louise Bogan gave me - Opus 90 and Opus 142, Gieseking. Schubert Impromptus that Louise Bogan gave me - Opus 90 and Opus 142, Gieseking.
May Sarton quotes: Making order out of disorder any time, anywhere, can be regarded as a sacrament. Making order out of disorder any time, anywhere, can be regarded as a sacrament.
May Sarton quotes: It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it! It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
May Sarton quotes: I long for the bulbs to arrive, for the early autumn chores are melancholy, but the planting of bulbs is the work of hope and is always thrilling. I long for the bulbs to arrive, for the early autumn chores are melancholy, but the planting of bulbs is the work of hope and is always thrilling.
May Sarton quotes: Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite. Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite.
May Sarton quotes: No partner in a love relationship ... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable. No partner in a love relationship ... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.
May Sarton quotes: We cannot afford not to fight for growth and understanding, even when it is painful, as it is bound to be. We cannot afford not to fight for growth and understanding, even when it is painful, as it is bound to be.
May Sarton quotes: The reasons for depression are not so interesting as the way one handles it, simply to stay alive. The reasons for depression are not so interesting as the way one handles it, simply to stay alive.
May Sarton quotes: [In old age] there is a childlike innocence, often, that has nothing to do with the childishness of senility. The moments become precious ... [In old age] there is a childlike innocence, often, that has nothing to do with the childishness of senility. The moments become precious ...
May Sarton quotes: I tell the gods are still alive / And they are not consoling. I tell the gods are still alive / And they are not consoling.
May Sarton quotes: People who cannot feel punish those who do. People who cannot feel punish those who do.
May Sarton quotes: I hate small talk with a passionate hatred. Why? I suppose because any meeting with another human being is collision for me now. I hate small talk with a passionate hatred. Why? I suppose because any meeting with another human being is collision for me now.
May Sarton quotes: Go rich in poverty. Go rich in poetry. This nothingness is plentitude. Go rich in poverty. Go rich in poetry. This nothingness is plentitude.