"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."Rebecca West on Robert Frost
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."Rebecca West on Buddha
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."Rebecca West on Will Smith
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."Rebecca West on Sai Baba
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."Rebecca West on George Bernard Shaw
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
"A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere."
"Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind."
"There is no wider gulf in the universe than yawns between those on the hither and thither side of vital experience."
"It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of skunk."