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That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists.
by Mary Wesley

That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists.
People continue to resist the challenge of learning
about aspects of life they don't understand.
- Mary Wesley

We all lie to each other, present some sort of front.
- Mary Wesley

You know what it's like to persuade a pigheaded child
to do something they don't want to.
If they hear the same suggestion from someone else,
they'll go right off and do it.
- Mary Wesley

We're all like children.
We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death,
stopping thinking, trying to find out things,
going on learning.
- Mary Wesley

 

I don't write for any particular kind of person.
- Mary Wesley

I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances
to the reader's imagination.
- Mary Wesley

I have a garden, and I'm passionately interested in young people.
- Mary Wesley

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Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage
on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car.
- Mary Wesley

Of course risk-taking does not always pay off,
but it's a lot of fun!
- Mary Wesley

I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs.
- Mary Wesley

It seemed sensible to move to a market town where I could walk everywhere.
- Mary Wesley

They may turn out to be a great disappointment,
or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises.
- Mary Wesley

Rebecca is an example of how not to manage men.
The rules of the game never change, it requires subtlety.
- Mary Wesley

I was sent to a finishing school, which didn't last
long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were.
Then I 'came out' before going to a domestic science school.
- Mary Wesley

Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot.
They're often much happier, because they don't go through
all the variety of conceptions of the person they love.
- Mary Wesley

Each marriage has to be judged separately,
and we never know what's going on in another person's marriage.
- Mary Wesley

My father was a soldier and my mother was a great mover.
She once counted up how many places she had lived in
during the first 25 years of her marriage and it came to 20.
- Mary Wesley

People try much less hard to make a marriage work than
they used to fifty years ago.
Divorce is easier.
- Mary Wesley

I always read that men don't like intelligent girls,
but I've always found the reverse.
- Mary Wesley

Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write.
- Mary Wesley

I never really know the title of a book until it's finished.
- Mary Wesley

Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience.
I have been reminded of people and events,
real and imaginary which have been part of my life.
This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me.
- Mary Wesley

A lot of people stop short.
They don't actually die but they say,
'Right I'm old, and I'm going to retire,'
and then they dwindle into nothing.
They go off to Florida and become jolly boring.
- Mary Wesley

I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities
throwing stones at the farm animals.
When we explained that if you did that you wouldn't have any milk,
meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals.
- Mary Wesley

In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties,
and I have many friends at university.
It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary.
That's terribly important, especially for a writer.
- Mary Wesley

My first husband would never make up his mind in less than five years,
so I used to get him to think that whatever course
of action needed to be taken was his idea.
Then he'd go right ahead.
- Mary Wesley

It was pretty awful for us children because we never
really knew the local children.
Mother was keen for us to learn languages,
so our travels took us to France and Italy,
as well as the West Country.
- Mary Wesley

Imagination which comes into play in falling in love
is different from any other.
Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life,
one imagines the person to be as you want them to be.
They frequently turn out to be someone different,
for better or worse.
- Mary Wesley

Women's courage is rather different from men's.
The fact that women have to bring up children and look
after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues,
such as illness.
Men are more immediately courageous.
Lots of people are brave in battle.
- Mary Wesley

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not
only to the image of the past,
but to the past itself.
- Theodor Adorno

You can safely assume that you've
created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates
all the same people you do.
- Anne Lamott

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
- Ayn Rand

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place,
but the image of the place will remain vividly with you.
- Tadao Ando

I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body:
they transmit movement to it.
- Henri Bergson

So to me it's very similar in terms of trying to distill within the image,
those elements that are gonna form, hopefully,
a compelling visual statement.
- John Sexton

Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother,
and produce daughters after her image,
but far more beautiful and prosperous.
- Jeremy Taylor

You program music with an image and then people are desensitized.
- Julie Taymor

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature,
God's image, but thee who destroys a good book,
kills reason its self.
- John Milton

Science is but an image of the truth.
- Francis Bacon

Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness
of sin to the purity of God's image.
- William Ames

A visual image is a simple thing, a picture that enters the eyes.
- Roy H. Williams

At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but
the image is that they all come from the top -
I'm afraid that's not quite right.
- Bill Gates

Image is an international language.
- Marjane Satrapi

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or
if I was this crazy character I was playing.
I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual,
different and wild.
- Nicolas Cage

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
- Abbie Hoffman

An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn't flattering.
- Robbie Fowler

We changed our image.
At least when we ran out on the field or broke the huddle,
we would look like winners.
- Hayden Fry

My image had always been very heterosexual,
very straight.
So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify
my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.
- Bruce Springsteen

I was, I remember, I still remember when the first
time I pointed the telescope at the sky and I saw Saturn with the rings.
It was a beautiful image.
- Umberto Guidoni

The country that is more developed industrially only shows,
to the less developed, the image of its own future.
- Karl Marx

You give the guy an Image Award three years in a row
and then turn on him like that? If that's the role they want to fulfill,
they need to send a clearer message.
- Orlando Jones

Be in the habit of experimenting with your clothing
so that you don't get stuck for life with a self-image
developed over the course of high school.
- Marilyn vos Savant

We are obsessed with image.
I don't think we should take it that seriously.
- Geri Halliwell

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
- Alan Watts

I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves -
that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.
- Giorgio Armani

When you create a movie, you create something in your image.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

You must realize that I was suffering from love and
I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror.
In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.
- Angela Carter

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

In Christ the original image of God is restored,
by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come.
- Walter Lang


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