-You can’t jump down the stairs in one leap, however much you might wish to, and you even more surely can’t jump up it, but one step and then the next and there you are, at the top or the bottom and not a bit out of breath or discomposed.
-There was no escaping by means of any journey, however adventurous; one took one’s problems and sorrows with one.
-Concern for someone else was a good remedy for taking the mind off one’s own troubles.
-It is all very well, when the pen flows, but then there are the dark days when imagination deserts one, and it is an effort to put anything down on paper. That little you have achieved stares at you at the end of the day, and you know the next morning you will have to scrape it down and start again.