"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."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Mary Wesley on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Mary Wesley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Mary Wesley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Mary Wesley on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Mary Wesley on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car."
"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."
"I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination."
"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."
"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."