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Creative Quotations from . . .
Katherine Mansfield
(1888-1923) born on
Oct 14
New Zealander author. She is considered one of founders of modern short story; wrote "Prelude," 1918; "The Garden Party," 1922.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

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.
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
Tidied all my papers. Tore up and ruthlessly destroyed much. This is always a great satisfaction.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 1928.
R: "Journal of Katherine Mansfield," 1927.
A: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
N: "Journal of Katherine Mansfield," 1927.
K: In "The Manager's Book of Quotations," by Lewis D. Eigen and Jonathan P. Siegel, 1989.

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