Quotations by Author

Alice Meynell

A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far

Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Let a man turn to his own childhood - no further - if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.

The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.