Vita Sackville-West

Vita Sackville-West

English writer
The public, as a whole, finds reassurance in longevity, and, after the necessary interlude of reaction, is disposed to recognize extreme old age as a sign of excellence. The long-liver has triumphed over at least one of man's initial handicaps: the brevity of life.More Vita Sackville-West quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man and his tools make a man and his trade.More Vita Sackville-West quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is dreadful how I miss you, and everything that everybody says seems flat and stupid.More Vita Sackville-West quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a
twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.More Vita Sackville-West quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is something intrinsically wrong about letters. For one thing they are not instantaneous. ... Nor is this the only trouble about letters. They do not arrive often enough. A letter which has been passionately awaited should be immediately supplemented by another one, to counteract the feeling of flatness that comes upon us when the agonizing delights of anticipation have been replaced by the colder flood of fulfilment.More Vita Sackville-West quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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