May Sarton was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist born in Wondelgem, Belgium. Many of her novels and poems are pellucid reflections of the lesbian experience.
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“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.”
“Though friendship is not quick to burn,It is explosive stuff.”
“No partner in a love relationship...should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable.”
“True feeling justifies whatever it may cost”
“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.”
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be”
“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.”
“At some point I believe one has to stop holding back for fear of alienating some imaginary reader or real relative of friend, and come out with personal truth.”
“In the country of pain we are each alone”
“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!”
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