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Laura Riding —
born on January 16, 1901,
died on September 02, 1991
Laura Jackson was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer... (wikipedia)
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.
I am not 'in pursuit of truth.' It is not my 'quarry.' I am of my human nature a thinker, and conscious of need, responsibility of thinking-speaking with truth. I do not go about hunting 'truths.'
I believe that misconceptions about oneself that one does not correct where possible act as a bad magic.
Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship.
If you find something to tell, tell it to your truest, though that make little to tell; the truer you speak, the more you will know to tell.