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Maude Meagher

  • Anyone one loves is a potential enemy ...

  • There is a special blessing in old clothes, and that aside from their comfort, for which especially they are to be cherished. They confer a kind of anonymity on one who wears them gladly; all their bright places rubbed to a uniform dullness, they achieve an appearance so nearly nondescript that only a close scrutiny could learn that ever they held shape at all.

  • Dreams are only the image of outward things shown on an inward mirror. But the mirror is the soul's enclosing darkness.

  • Everything one does turns, at the very moment of doing it, into a reminiscence.

  • ... dreams must not take the place of actual life, nor constitute themselves a cowardly escape from it, but become rather a sanctuary in which the overdriven mind and nerves may take refuge, a country on the outer edge of this confusion, bright with the shadow of eternity beyond.

  • ... happiness, unlike grief, does not clamor for a chronicler.

  • ... civilization has developed executive powers far beyond its creative understanding.

  • ... creative thought seems prone to flower in symbols before it ripens to fruit.

Maude Meagher, U.S. writer

(1895 - 1977)