Jessamyn West Quotes

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

I’ve done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.

Pleasure in irony, either in your own life or in what you read, is an ego trip. “I know what others do not.”

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.

The sick soon come to understand that they live in a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate.

They were always reading the law to her at home, which might not have been so bad if her father and mother had read from the same book.

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.