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Katherine Mansfield quotes (22)

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
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Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
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I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
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I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.
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I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
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I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
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I'm a writer first and a woman after.
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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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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.
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Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
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Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
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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.
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Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.
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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.
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Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.
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The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
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This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.
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What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
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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.
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Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.
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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.
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