"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."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Mary Wesley on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Mary Wesley on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Mary Wesley on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Mary Wesley on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Mary Wesley on Ronald Reagan
"Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car."
"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."
"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."