Quotes by Jessamyn West

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It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.