Vita Sackville-West - Quotes

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Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt. ---->>>

I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong. ---->>>

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

There are no signposts in the sea. ---->>>

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. ---->>>

Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel. ---->>>

Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom. ---->>>

Nothing shows up the difference between the things said or read, so much as the daily experience of it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: March 9, 1892
Birthplace:
Die: 06-02, 1962
Occupation: Novelist
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Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer. A successful and prolific novelist, poet, and journalist - she was twice awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Imaginative Literature: in 1927 for her pastoral epic, The Land, and in 1933 for her Collected Poems - today she is remembered for the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst she created with her diplomat husband, Sir Harold Nicolson (wikipedia)