Best Quotes by May Sarton (Top 10)

  1. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
  2. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
  3. Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.
  4. Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.
  5. In the middle of the night, things well up from the past that are not always cause for rejoicing—the unsolved, the painful encounters, the mistakes, the reasons for shame or woe. But all, good or bad, give me food for thought, food to grow on.
  6. A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless.
  7. At some point I believe one has to stop holding back for fear of alienating some imaginary reader or real relative or friend, and come out with personal truth.
  8. Words are more powerful than perhaps anyone suspects, and once deeply engraved in a child's mind, they are not easily eradicated.
  9. Now I become myself. It's taken time, many years and places.
  10. True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.

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