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Quotations From VITA SACKVILLE-WEST

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  • 1.
    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 (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Passenger to Teheran, ch. 1 (1926).

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  • 2.
    Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
    Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Letter, June 1, 1919, to her husband, diplomat and author Harold Nicolson. Quoted in Nigel Nicolson, Portrait of a Marriage (1973).

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