Vita Sackville-West Quotes

A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even on solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it. Vita Sackville-West

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before. Vita Sackville-West

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt. Vita Sackville-West

Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong. Vita Sackville-West

There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years from the small acorn of passion to a great rooted tree. Surviving all vicissitudes, and rich with its manifold branches, every leaf holding its own significance. Vita Sackville-West

There is no doubt about it, as one grows older, one thinks more. Vita Sackville-West

Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong. Vita Sackville-West

Summer makes a silence after spring. Vita Sackville-West