"If I heard talk of ghosts walking or prognostications of future events, of enchantments or sorceries, or some other tale I could not swallow, I would pity the poor people who were taken in by such nonsense. And now I find that I was at least as much to be pitied myself.... There is no more patent folly than to reduce these things to the measure of our own power and capacity."
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The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
"The zodiac wheel shows our balances and imbalances very clearly. Even sceptics who have their chart drawn up and interpreted by a first rate astrologer are often amazed by the insights on offer. Dismiss it as coincidence if you like, but if turns out to be a help, who cares why it works?
"This is really the point. We need all the help we can get in the modern world, and while I am not a therapy slut, seeking thrills at any booth, I am open minded enough to reckon that if something seems to work, I'll take it seriously."
What Diana said to Max Hastings under a near-Full Moon
Extract taken from Editor (p341) by Max Hastings, former editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph:
She [the Princess of Wales] glanced up at the sky. 'Full moon tomorrow.'
'How on earth would you know?'
'Well, it affects most of us, doesn't it? What's your star sign?'
'Capricorn. For God's sake - surely you don't believe all that kind of thing?'
'Well, let's say I'm interested.'
"It is better to understand, appraise, appreciate, than to ridicule, belittle, depreciate; better to see the good points than the bad; better to see the agreements more than the differences; better to make peace than war."