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“The You I loved was my creation — mine, / Without a counterpart within yourself. / I gave you thoughts and soul and heart / Taken from Love's ideal.”
“A conscience is a troublesome thing at times. I woke up at 4 o'clock this morning and I spent the time feeling what a nothing I was, and wishing I was so very different. Then the morning's post brought me a letter from a friend, saying I was so this, so that — it made me really cry, I was so grateful.”
“A woman once said to me, 'Any religion that is to be any good to one must be one they make for themselves,' — and it is so. She, curiously, was a clergyman's wife.”
“Things are so beautiful and wonderful, you feel there must be another life where you will see more — hear more — and know more. All of it cannot die.”
“I can never define what art really is ... it's a queer giving something to nature that is possible for nature to have, but always has not — at least that's my idea.”
“How different everything is when you are with the right people!”
“Everyone seems possessed with the desire of writing articles upon me and sends me long lists of all I am to say.”
Kate Greenaway, English children's book writer/illustrator
(1846 - 1901)