Mary Stewart Quotes.
…the floss-silk manes tossed up like the crest of a breaking wave….Light ran and glittered on them. They were obedient…you would have sworn…as the white horses of the wave crests are to pull of the moon.
But I have noticed this about ambitious men, or men in power, that they fear even the slightest and least likely threat to it.
Perhaps loneliness had nothing to do with place or circumstance; perhaps it was in you; yourself. Perhaps, wherever you were, you took your little circle of loneliness with you.
the difficult art I was attempting had, indeed a powerful fascination, before which the past faded, the future receded, and the whole of experience narrowed down to this stretch of glancing, glimmering water, and the fly I was trying to cast across it.
The essence of wisdom is to know when to be doing, and when it’s useless even to try
The gods only go with you if you put yourself in their path. And that takes courage.
I suppose one gets to know men quickest by the things they take for granted.
It does not do to neglect the gods of a place, whoever they may be. In the end, they are all one.
It is not true that women cannot keep secrets. Where they love, they can be trusted to death and beyond, against all sense and reason. It is their weakness, and their great strength.
Take love easy, as the leaves grow on the trees.
The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is to concentrate on what you know you know.
There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
It is never wise to turn aside from knowing, however the knowing comes.
Folks will say anything, and next time round they’ll believe it.
I had always been content to know that there was more in the living world than we could hope to understand.
I can say ‘reduce your stress level’ until I’m blue in the face.
I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.
You never know how you’ll turn out till you’ve been down to half a dollar and no prospects.
The mills of God work like lightning compared with the law.
I sometimes think it’s a mistake to have been happy when one was a child. One should always want to go on, not back.
The sense of smell is the hair-trigger of memory.
Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will.
It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.
To plant a garden is the chief of the arts of peace.
The place for truth is not in the facts of a novel; it is in the feelings.