and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield left for Great Britain
in 1908 where she encountered Modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf
with whom she became close friends. Her stories often focus on moments of disruption and frequently open rather abruptly.
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives — one is so very small — but that is the satisfaction of writing — one can impersonate so many people.
To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.
To work — to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do.
It's a terrible thing to be alone — yes it is — it is — but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath — as terrible as you like — but a mask.
I'm a writer first & a woman after.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. This is the mystery. This is what I must do.
It's an infernal nuisance to love Life as I do. I seem to love it more as time goes on rather than less. It never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel. I do hope I'll be able to keep in it long enough to do some really good work. I'm sick of people dying who promise well.
Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me.