Quotes by Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West

American author of short stories and novels

Alive from: 1902-1984

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
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    Half, maybe more, of the delight of experience is to know what you are experiencing.
    Source: Hide and seek
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    I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
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    If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
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    It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
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    The tragedy of our time is that we are so eye centered, so appearance besotted.
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    To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.
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