Katherine Mansfield Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Katherine Mansfield quotes, Katherine Mansfield sayings, and Katherine Mansfield proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude. Katherine Mansfield
Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in. Katherine Mansfield
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Katherine Mansfield
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude. Katherine Mansfield
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
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. Katherine Mansfield
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Katherine Mansfield
If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. Katherine Mansfield
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming. Katherine Mansfield
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. Katherine Mansfield
Wind moving through grass so that the grass quivers. This moves me with an emotion I don't even understand. Katherine Mansfield
England is merely an island of beef swimming in a warm gulf stream of gravy. Katherine Mansfield
Regret is an appalling waste of time. Katherine Mansfield
In the daytime when sweeping and dusting and cleaning were quite at an end, he would sit very still on the doorstep. Katherine Mansfield
Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart – oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape – of your sister. Katherine Mansfield
In an opal dream cave I found a fairy: / Her wings were frailer than flower petals, / Frailer far than snowflakes. / She was not frightened, but poised on my finger, / Then delicately walked into my hand. / I shut the two palms of my hands together / And held her prisoner. / I carried her out of the opal cave, / Then opened my hands. / First she became thistledown, / Then a mote in a sunbeam, / Then--nothing at all. / Empty now is my opal dream cave. Katherine Mansfield
Now I am a plant, a weed, / Bending and swinging / On a rocky ledge; / And now I am a long brown grass / Fluttering like flame; / I am a reed; / An old shell singing / For ever the same; / A drift of sedge; / A white, white stone; / A bone; / Until I pass / Into sand again, / And spin and blow / To and fro, to and fro, / On the edge of the sea / In the fading light-- / For the light fades. Katherine Mansfield
That deaf old man / With his hand to his ear-- / His hand to hi head stood out like a shell, / Horny and hollow. He said, "I can't hear," / He muttered, "Don't shout, / I can hear very well!" / He mumbled, "I can't catch a word; / I can't follow." / Then Jack with a voice like a Protestant bell / Roared--"Particulars! Farmhouse! At 10 quid a year!" / "I dunno wot place you are talking about." / Said the deaf old man. / Said Jack, "What the Hell!" / But the deaf old man took a pin from his desk, picked / a piece of wool the size of a hen's egg from his ear, / had a good look at it, decided in its favour and replaced it in the aforementioned organ. Katherine Mansfield
Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart ...of your sister. Katherine Mansfield
The men walked like scissors; the women trod like cats. Katherine Mansfield
We whirl along like leaves, and nobody knows, nobody cares where we fall. Katherine Mansfield
But childhood prolonged cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. Katherine Mansfield
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. Katherine Mansfield