A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.
Routine is not a prison, but the way to freedom from time.
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.
Quotes by May Sarton
- To what extent can you be yourself?
- How much do you enjoy solitude?
- How effective is Sarton's image of life as a garden?