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Jessamyn West
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.

Jessamyn West
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

Jessamyn West
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.

Jessamyn West
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.

Jessamyn West
It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.

Jessamyn West
At fourteen you don't need sickness or death for tragedy.

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