Quotes by Katherine Mansfield

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Katherine Mansfield, born Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp (October 14, 1888January 9, 1923) in New Zealand was a famous author.

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

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.
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.
If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.
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.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.
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.
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.
Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
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
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face.
To work -- to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.