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Katherine Mansfield Quotes

(1888-1923), New Zealand-born British Author

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

Category: Books And Reading

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

Category: Excellence

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.

Category: Failure

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.

Category: Fiction

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Category: Friends And Friendship

I'm treating you as a friend asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses

Category: Friends And Friendship

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.

Category: Life And Living

It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.

Category: Loneliness

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.

Category: Love

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.

Category: Regret

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.

Category: Regret

Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.

Category: Risk

I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

Category: Self-knowledge

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.

Category: Suffering

I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.

Category: Weather