anonymous said:

Who was vita sackville west and why what was she to Virginia Woolf?

Vita was a walking poem & the only person who ever aroused physical feelings in Virginia Woolf, you probably wouldn’t be able to handle the awesomeness of that affair anyway

But oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it.
—  Vita Sackville-West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated January 21, 1926
I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. Oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly.You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it.
—  Vita Sackville West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated 21 January 1926.
I like her. She makes life interesting. She, herself, is interesting, I suppose. She talks right from the heart. I appreciate her frankness and I like the fact that she doesn’t force the natural flow of a conversation. There’s personality in her words. She thus gets to the core of things and that’s important because with her — I can talk knowing that the talk is real! Oh believe me, it’s amazingly real! And she also gives me the oportunity to listen as fully and completely as possible. And I can’t seem to get her out of my head […]
—  Virginia Woolf, from Selected Letters
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