Jessamyn West (6 Quotations)
:: 1903-1984, American Author
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.
~ Jessamyn West - [Irony]
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~ Jessamyn West - [Books and Reading]
I have done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
~ Jessamyn West - [Truth]
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
~ Jessamyn West - [Parents and Parenting]
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 - [Mistakes]
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 - [Listening]
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