"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Vita Sackville-West on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Vita Sackville-West on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Vita Sackville-West on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Vita Sackville-West on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Vita Sackville-West on Ernest Hemingway
"Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation."
"Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt."
"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."