Vita Sackville-West Quotes


9 Vita Sackville-West quotes:



"I loved you when love was Spring, and May, Loved you when summer deepened into June, and now when autumn yellows all the leaves..."
"Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom."
"Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong."
"The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind."
"There are no signposts in the sea."
"Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel."
"Nothing shows up the difference between the things said or read, so much as the daily experience of it."
"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."
"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? for the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind."



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