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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. When she was 19 Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became friends with modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. During the First World War she contracted extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which led to her death at the age of 34.

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Quote Left It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses. Quote Right
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Quote Left I love the rain. I want the feeling of it on my face. Quote Right
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Quote Left Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Quote Right
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Quote Left To work -- to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do. Quote Right
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