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Vita Sackville-West
(1892-1962) born on
Mar 09
English novelist, poet. She wrote chiefly about the Kentish countryside, where she spent most of her life.
         
   
F
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.

R
[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.
A
Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.
N
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?
K
I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 1 Jun 1919; in "Portrait of a Marriage," by Nigel Nicolson, 1973.
R: "Twelve Days," ch. 1, 1928.
A: "The Edwardians," ch. 1.
N: "Twelve Days," ch. 1, 1928.
K: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
   


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