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Katherine Mansfield

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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

#daring #empowerment #risk #self-confidence #self-determination

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

#regret #life

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 saw myself driving through Eternity in a timeless taxi.

— Katherine Mansfield

#humor #humor

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

— 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

#happiness #happy-people #holding-hands #love #short-story

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


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

— Katherine Mansfield

#love #change

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

#innocence #life #death

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

— Katherine Mansfield

#love #queen #romance #love

About Katherine Mansfield

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Bliss the story that lent its name to her second collection of stories in 1920 was also publiKatherine Mansfieldd in 1918. However Mansfield wrote only one story during her time there (Something Childish But Very Natural) before Murry was recalled to London to declare bankruptcy. The Dictionary of National Biography reports that Katherine Mansfield now came to feel that her attitude to life had been unduly rebellious and Katherine Mansfield sought during the days that remained to her to renew and compose her spiritual life.

During the First World War Mansfield contracted extrapulmonary tuberculosis which rendered any return or visit to New Zealand impossible and led to her death at the age of 34. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom Katherine Mansfield became close friends. Among her best-known stories are "The Garden Party" "The Daughters of the Late Colonel" and "The Fly".

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