Vita Sackville-West Quotes

Top 61 wise famous quotes and sayings by Vita Sackville-West

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Vita Sackville-West quotes: Flowers really do intoxicate me. Flowers really do intoxicate me.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: II worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong. II worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: For bees are captious folk / And quick to turn against the lubber's touch ... For bees are captious folk / And quick to turn against the lubber's touch ...
Vita Sackville-West quotes: The wise traveler is he who is perpetually surprised. The wise traveler is he who is perpetually surprised.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: All craftsmen share a knowledge. They have heldReality down fluttering to a bench. All craftsmen share a knowledge. They have heldReality down fluttering to a bench.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Prose is a poor thing, a poor inadequate thing, compared with poetry which says so much more in shorter time. Prose is a poor thing, a poor inadequate thing, compared with poetry which says so much more in shorter time.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation.
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 ... I loved you when love was Spring, and May, Loved you when summer deepened into June, and now when autumn yellows all the leaves ...
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Not seeing is half-believing. Not seeing is half-believing.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt. Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Summer makes a silence after spring. Summer makes a silence after spring.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: A man and his tools make a man and his trade. A man and his tools make a man and his trade.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all. I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Travel is in sad case. It is uncomfortable, it is expensive; it is a source of annoyance to our friends, and of loneliness to ourselves. Travel is in sad case. It is uncomfortable, it is expensive; it is a source of annoyance to our friends, and of loneliness to ourselves.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: I cannot love your weeping poets ... I cannot love your weeping poets ...
Vita Sackville-West quotes: It is no good my telling you. One never believes other people's experiencem and one is only very gradually convinced by one's own. It is no good my telling you. One never believes other people's experiencem and one is only very gradually convinced by one's own.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel. Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: One must be businesslike, although the glass is falling. One must be businesslike, although the glass is falling.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: April, the angel of the months, the young love of the year. April, the angel of the months, the young love of the year.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: There are no signposts in the sea. There are no signposts in the sea.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Don't mind being as miserable as you like with me - I have a great turn that way myself - [VW] Don't mind being as miserable as you like with me - I have a great turn that way myself - [VW]
Vita Sackville-West quotes: It is dreadful how I miss you, and everything that everybody says seems flat and stupid. It is dreadful how I miss you, and everything that everybody says seems flat and stupid.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: How poor and disheartening a thing is experience compared with hope! How poor and disheartening a thing is experience compared with hope!
Vita Sackville-West quotes: I cannot bear that you / Should think me faithful, when I am untrue. I cannot bear that you / Should think me faithful, when I am untrue.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even a solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it. A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even a solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Travel is a private pleasure, since it consists entirely of things felt and things seen ... Travel is a private pleasure, since it consists entirely of things felt and things seen ...
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom. Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: 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. 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.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan't make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan't make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: I do not like January very much. It is too stationary. Not enough happens. I like the evidences of life, and in January there are too few of them. I do not like January very much. It is too stationary. Not enough happens. I like the evidences of life, and in January there are too few of them.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: My garden all is overblown with roses,/ My spirit all is overblown with rhyme, My garden all is overblown with roses,/ My spirit all is overblown with rhyme,
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Still, no gardener would be a gardener if he did not live in hope. Still, no gardener would be a gardener if he did not live in hope.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong. Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Small pleasures must correct great tragedies, therefore of gardens in the midst of war I bold tell. Small pleasures must correct great tragedies, therefore of gardens in the midst of war I bold tell.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: Homesick we are, and always, for anotherAnd different world. Homesick we are, and always, for another
And different world.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: It isn't that I don't like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged. It isn't that I don't like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.
Vita Sackville-West quotes: The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows. The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows.