Quotations by May Sarton

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Born: Friday, May 3, 1912
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless.
- May Sarton

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Genius, Baby, Forget, Months, Temperament, Will)

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
(Keywords: Discipline, Creation, Day, Foolishness, Living, Order, Play)

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Gardening, Nature, Grace, Help, Patience)

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
(Keywords: Darkness, Flowers, Help, Light, Nothing, Spirit)

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Work)

In the country of pain we are each alone.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Country, Pain)

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Murder, Privilege)

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Loneliness, Poverty, Richness, Self, Solitude)

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Life, Fashion, May)

Most people have to talk so they won't hear.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: People, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Love)

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Being)

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Nothing, Self)

The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Change, Growth, Disasters, Garden, Loss)

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Certainty, Mind)

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Words)

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
(Keywords: Gifts)

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Feeling, May)

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: May, Self)

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Women, First, Wives)







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