Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield left for Great Britain when she was 19 where she encountered Modernist writers such as D.H.Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom she became close friends. Her stories often focus on moments of disruption and frequently open rather abruptly. Among her most well-known stories are "The Garden Party", "The Daughters of the Late Colonel" and "The Fly." During the First World War Mansfield contracted extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, which rendered any return or visit to New Zealand impossible and led to her death at the age of 40.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
For these quotes, I am deviating only slightly while still on the "M" of the Challenge I received this book from my sister for Christmas of 2007. It is called Simple Abundance. A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Since that time I have on many, many occasions flipped through the pages and I will share a couple of the quotations that jump out at me that pertain to the letter :M:
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to; the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Thomas Moore
Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful. --William Morris
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.-- L.M. Montgomery