Quote of the day

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. Katherine Mansfield who was born on this day in 1888.

She also said:

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.


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.


The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.


Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.


When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.


It was one of those days so clear, so still, so silent, you almost feel the earth itself has stopped in astonishment at its own beauty.

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