Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Vita Sackville-West
(1892-1962) born on
Mar 9
English "novelist, poet". "She wrote chiefly about the Kentish countryside, where she spent most of her life."

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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.

 



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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