"By God, I didn't know myself what I had tried to do, and how much I had succeeded."
"Oh, the comfort -- the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person -- having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
-Dinah Maria Mulock Craik,
poet and novelist
(26 Apr 1826-1887)
"My follies are the follies of youth. You will see that I laugh at them, and if you are kind you will laugh at them with me...
...I loved, I was loved, my health was good, I had a great deal of money, and I spent it, I was happy and I confessed it to myself."