Quotations by Katherine Mansfield

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Born: Sunday, October 14, 1888
Died: Tuesday, January 9, 1923 (34 years old)
Profession: Author
Nationality: New Zealander


Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Change, Life, Attitude)

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Change, Life)

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Friendship, Comfort, Nothing, Privilege)

I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Love, Feeling, Rain, Want)

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Want)

I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Understanding, Want)

I'm a writer first and a woman after.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: First, Woman, Writer)

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Love)

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Importance)

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.
- Katherine Mansfield

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Life, Habit)

Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Nothing, Writing)

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.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Life, Energy, Regret, Waste)

Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Consciousness, Meaning, Words)

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.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Truth, Act, Care, Earth, Opinions, Risk)

Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Budgets)

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Books, Pleasure, Reading)

This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.
- Katherine Mansfield

What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Difficulties, Want)

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.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Importance)

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.
- Katherine Mansfield
(Keywords: Death, Journey, Order)

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
(Keywords: People, Satisfaction, Writing)







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