Jessamyn West Quotes

It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.
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