Jessamyn West Quotes


34 Jessamyn West quotes:



"The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate."
"The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow."
"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
"We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?"
"The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future."
"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 truths that reality obscures."
"The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate"
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"I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt"
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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 is [a form of writing which] reveals truths that reality obscures."
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"Justice is a terrible but necessary thing"
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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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"The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow"
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