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May Sarton Quotes: For any writer who wants to keep a journal, be alive to everything, not just to what you're feeling, but also to your pets, to flowers, to what you're reading.
         

For any writer who wants to keep a journal, be alive to everything, not just to what you're feeling, but also to your pets, to flowers, to what you're reading.


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There are some griefs so loud/They could bring down the sky/And there are griefs so still/None knows how deep they lie.



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A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless.



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