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  1. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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.

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

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

  12. It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.

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

  14. A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics.

  15. 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; that is what matters.

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

  17. True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.

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

  19. 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; that is what matters.

  20. The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.

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

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