Mary Austin Quotes

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker. Mary Austin

What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way. Mary Austin

For all the toll the desert takes of a man it give compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars. Mary Austin

Ride your emotions as the shallop rides the waves; don’t get upset among them. There are people who enjoy getting swamped emotionally, just as, incredibly, there are people who enjoy getting drunk. Mary Austin

Man learned to resort to the dance when he felt helpless or fragmentary, when he felt dislocated in his universe. Mary Austin

No man naturally can imagine any more compelling business for a woman than being interested in him. Mary Austin