Mary Wesley – Imagination which comes into play…

Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly…


“Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I’ve fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse.”
-Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley – I was sent to a…

I was sent to a finishing school, which didn’t last long when mother found out…


“I was sent to a finishing school, which didn’t last long when mother found out how badly chaperoned we were. Then I ‘came out’ before going to a domestic science school.”
-Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley – Women’s courage is rather different…

Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up…


“Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.”
-Mary Wesley