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A collection of quotes by Katherine Mansfield on books, biography, attitude, truth, life, reading, etc.

69 Quotes By Katherine Mansfield That Will Juice Up Your Day

Born On: October 14, 1888
Died On: January 9, 1923
Born In: Wellington
Died At Age: 34

Katherine Mansfield was an illustrious New Zealand poet and modernist short-story writer. Some of her notable works include ‘The Doll’s House,’ ‘Garden Party,’ ‘At The Bay,’ ‘The Dove’s Nest,’ ‘A Cup of Tea,’ ‘Miss Brill,’ ‘Bliss,’ ‘The Woman at The Store,’ and many more. We have rounded some profound quotes and sayings by Katherine Mansfield from the vast sea of her essays, writings, interviews, books, novels, stories, etc. Take a look at Katherine Mansfield quotes on friendship, regret, true-love, laugh, rain, face, alone, difficulties, journey, woman, writer, rags, fence, happiness, etc.

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

Katherine Mansfield

The mind I love must have wild places.

Katherine Mansfield

Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.

Katherine Mansfield

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." (Journal entry, 14 October 1922)

Katherine Mansfield

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

What I feel for you can’t be conveyed in phrasal combinations; It either screams out loud or stays painfully silent but I promise — it beats words. It beats worlds.

Katherine Mansfield

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship, was that one had to explain nothing

Katherine Mansfield

I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future plusses.

Katherine Mansfield

I have made it a rule of my 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

I saw myself driving through Eternity in a timeless taxi.

Katherine Mansfield

This is not a letter but my arms about you for a brief moment.

Katherine Mansfield

You have never been curious about me; you never wanted to explore my soul.

Katherine Mansfield

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

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

Katherine Mansfield

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

I am a recluse at present & do nothing but write & read & read & write

Katherine Mansfield

I have such a horror of telegrams that ask me how I am!! I always want to reply dead.

Katherine Mansfield

I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was, too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.

Katherine Mansfield

Isn't life,' she stammered, 'isn't life--' But what life was she couldn't explain. No matter. He quite understood. 'Isn't it, darling?' said Laurie.

Katherine Mansfield

To be alive and to be a ‘writer’ is enough.

Katherine Mansfield

To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.

Katherine Mansfield

How beautiful she loked, but there was nobody to see, nobody.

Katherine Mansfield

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

The truth is that every true admirer of the novels cherishes the happy thought that he alone - reading between the lines - has bcome the secret friend of their author.

Katherine Mansfield

Outside the sky is light with stars

Katherine Mansfield

The whole world shall be ours because of our love.

Katherine Mansfield

She had become really quite expert, she thought, at listening as though she didn't listen, at sitting in other people's lives just for a minute while they talked round her.

Katherine Mansfield

Oh, how quickly things changed! Why didn't happiness last for ever? For ever wasn't a bit too long.

Katherine Mansfield

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.

Katherine Mansfield

It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.

Katherine Mansfield

Light as feathers the witches fly, The horn of the moon is plain to see; By a firefly under a jonquil flower A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.

Katherine Mansfield

... always with that magical child air about her, that delightful sense of perpetually attending a party.

Katherine Mansfield

I'm a writer first and a woman after.

Katherine Mansfield

You are a Queen. Let mine be the joy of giving you your kingdom.

Katherine Mansfield

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

I am poor - obscure - just eighteen years of age - with a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse.

Katherine Mansfield

What I feel for you can’t be conveyed in phrasal combinations; It either screams out loud or stays painfully silent but I promise — it beats words. It beats worlds. I promise.

Katherine Mansfield

When we reached home your cheeks were like roses, and your eyes were shining like stars, and you tried to tell Mummy so much in one breath that I thought you would burst.

Katherine Mansfield

But, my darling, if you love me,' thought Miss Meadows, 'I don't mind how much it is. Love me as little as you like.

Katherine Mansfield

The ostrich burying its head in the sand does at any rate wish to convey the impression that its head is the most important part of it.

Katherine Mansfield

When she looked through the dark windows at the stars, they had long beams like wings...

Katherine Mansfield

EM Forster never gets any further than warming the tea pot... Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea.

Katherine Mansfield

Do you feel in this letter my love for you today - It is as warm as a bird's nest.

Katherine Mansfield

Oh, with you, I could conquer the world - oh, with you I could catch hold of the moon like a little silver sixpence.

Katherine Mansfield

E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea.

Katherine Mansfield

Sleeping was her latest discovery. 'It's so wonderful. One simply shuts one's eyes, that's all. It's so delicious.

Katherine Mansfield

Oh,' said the little girl, 'my head's on your heart; I can hear it going. What a big heart you've got, father dear.

Katherine Mansfield

I am always conscious of this secret disruption in me

Katherine Mansfield

Love! Love! Your tenderness, Your beautiful, watchful ways

Katherine Mansfield

We might be fifty, we might be five, So snug, so compact, so wise are we! Under the kitchen-table leg My knee is pressing against his knee.

Katherine Mansfield

Il piacere di leggere doppio quando si vive con qualcuno che divide con te gli stessi libri.

Katherine Mansfield

... A wet night. They are going home together under an umbrella. They stop on the door to press their wet cheeks together.

Katherine Mansfield

I can never be perfectly certain whether Helen was got with child by Leonard Bast or by his fatal forgotten umbrella. All things considered, I think it must have been the umbrella.

Katherine Mansfield

... but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.

Katherine Mansfield

The late evening is the time of times. Then with that unearthly beauty before one it is not hard to realise how far one has to go. To write something that will be worthy of that rising moon, that pale light.

Katherine Mansfield

We are solitary creatures au fond. It hapens so rarely that one feels another understands. But when one does feel it, it's not only a joy, it's a help and comfort in dark moments.

Katherine Mansfield

Regret is an appalling waste of energy, and no one who intends to be a writer can afford to indulge in it.

Katherine Mansfield

But one day we shall be rich, and the next poor. One day we shall dine in a palace and the next we'll sit in a forest and toast mushrooms on a hatpin….

Katherine Mansfield

How beautiful she looked, but there was nobody to see, nobody.

Katherine Mansfield

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

The lights, the azaleas, the dresses, the pink faces, the velvet chairs, all became one beautiful flying wheel.

Katherine Mansfield

Shadow children, thin and small, Now the day is left behind, You are dancing on the wall, On the curtains, on the blind.

Katherine Mansfield

As for the roses, you could not help feeling they understood that roses are the only flowers that impress people at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing.

Katherine Mansfield

What did garden-parties and baskets and lace frocks matter to him? He was far from all those things. He was wonderful, beautiful.

Katherine Mansfield

And it seemed to her that kisses, voices, tinkling spoons, laughter, the smell of crushed grass were somehow inside her.

Katherine Mansfield

It's not your fault. Don't think that. It's just fate.

Katherine Mansfield