Vita Sackville-West was born 9 March 1892, and died 2 June 1962
- 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? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
- Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.
- I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.
Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She published 12 volumes of poetry and 17 novels. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate lesbian love affairs, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate.
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