Stevie Smith Quotes
Brief author info: Stevie Smith (1902-1971) Real name Florence Margaret Smith. English poet and novelist.
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I only asked my friends to be friendly and polite, I found them indifferent and censorious; The one I left to silence, the other to reproach: God send me over all such friends victorious.
"If a lady comes up to you and tells you that your dear mama is lying in a faint on the pavement round the corner, don't you believe her, don't have anything to do with her, do not go with her into the cab. It is the White Slave Traffic."
O happy dogs of England, Bark well at errand boys, If you lived anywhere else, You would not be allowed to make such an infernal noise.
Christianity in the suburb is cheerful. The church is a centre of social activity and those who go to church need never be lonely.
I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning.
Life in the [London] suburb is richer at the lower levels. At these levels the people are not self-conscious at all, they are at liberty to be as eccentric as they please, they do not know that they are eccentric.
Marred pleasure's best, shadow makes the sun strong.
Few people know what they mean when they say, "I love you." ... Well, what does the word love mean? It means total interest. I think the reason very few people really fall in love with anyone is they're not willing to pay the price. The price is you have to adjust yourself to them.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.