Citações Vita Sackville-West

„I have some weeks in which to steel
My heart and teach myself to feel
Only a sober tenderness
Where once was passion's loveliness.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: And so it ends, We who were lovers may be friends. I have some weeks in which to steel My heart and teach myself to feel Only a sober tenderness Where once was passion's loveliness. "And so it ends", a poem cited as probably directed to her sister-in-law, Gwen St. Aubyn, in V. Sackville-West : A Critical Biography (1974) by Michael Stevens, p. 91

„But this beyond their wit know I:
Man loves a little, and for long shall die.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Kings Daughter (1929), Context: The greater cats with golden eyes Stare out between the bars. Deserts are there, and the different skies, And night with different stars. They prowl the aromatic hill, And mate as fiercely as they kill, To roam, to live, to drink their fill; But this beyond their wit know I: Man loves a little, and for long shall die. "The Greater Cats"

„I saw within the wheelwright’s shed
The big round cartwheels, blue and red“

—  Vita Sackville-West
The Land (1926), Context: I saw within the wheelwright’s shed The big round cartwheels, blue and red; A plough with blunted share; A blue tin jug; a broken chair; And paint in trial patchwork square Slapping up against the wall; The lumber of the wheelwright’s trade, And tools on benches neatly laid, The brace, the adze, the awl; "Making Cider", p. 100

„There was nothing, nothing there,
Nothing there to see.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Collected Poems (1933), Context: Often on the painted stair, As I passed abstractedly, Velvet footsteps, two and three, Padded gravely after me. — There was nothing, nothing there, Nothing there to see. "Leopards at Knole", p. 143

„I shared with ships good joys and fortunes wide
That might befall their beauty and their pride“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Collected Poems (1933), Context: While many a lovely ship below sailed by On unknown errand, kempt and leisurely; And after each, oh, after each, my heart Fled forth, as, watching from the Downs apart, I shared with ships good joys and fortunes wide That might befall their beauty and their pride… "Sailing Ships", p. 162

„Women, like men, ought to have their years so glutted with freedom that they hate the very idea of freedom.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Letter to her husband Harold Nicolson (1 June 1919); published in Harold and Vita (1992), by Nigel Nicolson, p. 89

„It is quite true that you have had infinitely more influence on me intellectually than anyone, and for this alone I love you.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Letter to Virginia Woolf (29 January 1927). as quoted in Granite and Rainbow : The Hidden Life of Virginia Woolf (2000) by Mitchell Leaska, p. 259

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