May Sarton Quotes

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind... view

By: May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers... view

By: May Sarton

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be... view

By: May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be... view

By: May Sarton

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost... view

By: May Sarton

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become... view

By: May Sarton

The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters... view

By: May Sarton

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind. When you need it most it isn't there... view

By: May Sarton

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!.. view

By: May Sarton

There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most... view

By: May Sarton

In the country of pain we are each alone... view

By: May Sarton

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being... view

By: May Sarton

Loneliness is the poverty of self.. view

By: May Sarton

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant.. view

By: May Sarton

Most people have to talk so they won't hear... view

By: May Sarton

No partner in a love relationship... should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable... view

By: May Sarton

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place... view

By: May Sarton

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace... view

By: May Sarton

A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless... view

By: May Sarton

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!.. view

By: May Sarton

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness... view

By: May Sarton