"Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? …I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself—if they could live in my memories—would anyone, anyone, love me"
"There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing."
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you figure out why."
"she asked ‘you are in love, what does love look like’ to which i replied ‘like everything i’ve ever lost come back to me.’"
"My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.’"
"I suppose it is good for the soul to be hurt and perplexed perpetually. I know at least that I miss you damnably: that is a good fixed star."
Vita Sackville-West, from a letter
to Virginia Woolf dated 9 February 1927 (via 33113