Freya Stark Quotes

11 Freya Stark quotes:

"On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light"
"One is so apt to think of people's affection as a fixed quantity, instead of a sort of moving se with the tide always going out or coming in but still fundamentally there: and I believe this difficulty in making allowance for the tide is the reason for half the broken friendships."
Author: Stark Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"I have met charming people, lots who would be charming if they hadn't got a complex about the British and everyone has pleasant and cheerful manners and I like most of the American voices. On the other hand I don't believe they have any God and their hats are frightful. On balance I prefer the Arabs."
Author: Stark Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other."
"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."
"Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle."
"If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age."
"Christmas... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart."
"Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us."
Author: Stark Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Causes Quotes
"Christmas... is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart..."
Author: Stark Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes

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