One of the most prominent names among the great writers of the twentieth century was May Sarton. She was born Eleanore Marie Sarton but started her writing career with pen name May Sarton. Sarton earned recognition through the simple, natural and honest feelings that came alive through her works. She wrote on sensitive yet intense topics like love, homosexuality, friendship and relationship in her novels. Her poems were always backed by the incidents and the changes that she experienced in her life. As her readership grew, she started writing on topics like feminism and homosexuality. Her works, ‘Plant Dreaming Deep’, ‘Journal of a Solitude’, ‘The House by the Sea’, ‘Recovering’ and ‘At Seventy’ revealed her thoughts and emotions. Her books, ‘Punch's Secret’, and ‘A Walk through the Woods’, were written by her especially for kids. May Sarton was exalted for her work, poems, writings, quotes, thoughts and sayings, that depicted life closely and motivated people. We bring to you a collection of thoughts and quotations by May Sarton on subjects such as nature, love, creativity, women, self-doubt and aging.
What we have not has made us what we are.
Those surface consolations have to go.
So sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands.
Sometimes I imagine life itself as merely a long preparation and waiting, a long darkness of growth toward these adventures of the spirit, a picaresque novel, so to speak, in which the episodes are all inward.
And now we who are writing women and strange monsters
Still search our hearts to find the difficult answers,
Still hope that we may learn to lay our hands
More gently and more subtly on the burning sands.