Katherine Mansfield Quote

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof — the sea — the sun, all that we mean when we speak of the external world. I want to enter into it, to be part of it, to live in it, to learn from it, to lose all that is superficial and acquired in me and to become a conscious, direct human being. I want, by understanding myself, to understand others.


Journal entry (14 October 1922), published in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927)

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By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof —...

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By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof —...

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By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof —...

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By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof —...