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 for wallowing in.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
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.
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 pluses.
Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.
When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment
Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
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.
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.
Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.
I adore Life. What do all the fools matter and all the stupidity. They do matter but somehow for me they cannot touch the body of Life. Life is marvellous. I want to be deeply rooted in it - to live - to expand - to breathe in it - to rejoice - to share it. To give and to be asked for Love.
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.
You are a Queen. Let mine be the joy of giving you your kingdom.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.
The mind I love most 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 fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.
To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
I saw myself driving through Eternity in a timeless taxi.
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.