To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting!
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation…… Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. Always learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part……..
Dear My Precious Daughter –