Katherine Mansfield Quote

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well, put them aside and have patience. But with love, you have no sooner lighted on anything that bears even the remotest resemblance to it than you are perfectly certain it is not only a genuine specimen, but perhaps the only genuine mushroom ungathered.


"Love and Mushrooms," journal entry (1917), published in More Extracts from a Journal, ed. J. Middleton Murry, in The Adelphi (1923), p. 1068

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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well,...

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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well,...

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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well,...

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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well,...