She died this week 33 years ago, on January 14th, 1977. She was born February 21st, 1903.
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
It seems certain that she really believed this.
More Pearls of her Wisdom:
"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
"Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
[The above is perhaps her most famous quote.]
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
She was a true FreeThinking Mystic, and an inspiration. She lives still.