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Kathleen Thompson Norris Quotes


An American novelist and wife of fellow writer Charles Norris, whom she wed in 1909.
(1880 - 1966)

Changing husbands is only changing troubles.
 

Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
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Hate is all a lie, there is no truth in hate.
[Hatred]
 

If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.
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In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
[Freedom]
 

In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made.
 

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
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Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
 

None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting to change all the tenor of our lives.
[Change]
 

One thing that establishes a frontier is the precarious nature of the human hold on it.
 

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
[Prayer]
 

There are men I could spend eternity with. but not this life.