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Vita Sackville-West

Geburtstag: 9. März 1892
Todesdatum: 2. Juni 1962

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Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson war eine englische Schriftstellerin und Gartengestalterin. Sie ist auch durch ihre Beziehung mit der Schriftstellerin Virginia Woolf bekannt geworden, der sie als Vorbild für den Roman Orlando diente. Als Tochter eines Barons trug sie den Höflichkeitstitel The Honourable , der ihrem Namen vorangestellt wird. Durch Heirat wurde sie später Lady Nicolson. Sie erhielt 1933 den Hawthornden-Preis.

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Zitate Vita Sackville-West

„die Menschen nehmen Dinge in der Bibel hin, die sie im gewöhnlichen Leben verabscheuen.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Unerwartete Leidenschaft, Unerwartete Leidenschaft PT156 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=3kN0DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT156

„Nichts verschafft einem so schnell Achtung, wie wenn man seine Mitmenschen wissen lässt, man sei ihnen gewachsen.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Unerwartete Leidenschaft, Unerwartete Leidenschaft PT63 f. books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=3kN0DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT63 "Nothing earns respect so quickly as letting your fellows see that you are a match for them." - All Passion Spent. PT62 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=LHokCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT62

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„Astronomische Wahrheiten mögen zwar der Phantasie einen großen Aufschwung geben, tragen aber zur Lösung dringender Probleme wenig bei.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Unerwartete Leidenschaft, Unerwartete Leidenschaft PT145 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=3kN0DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT145 "Astronomical truths, enlarging though they may be to the imagination, contain little assistance for immediate problems." - All Passion Spent. PT133 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=LHokCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT133

„Der Langlebige hat wenigstens über eines der Hindernisse triumphiert, die dem Menschen von Anfang an im Wege stehen: die Kürze des Lebens.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Unerwartete Leidenschaft, Unerwartete Leidenschaft PT4 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=3kN0DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT4 " The longliver has triumphed over at least one of man's initial handicaps: the brevity of life." - All Passion Spent. PT12 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=LHokCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT12

„Junge Leute zwingen uns, vorwärts auf ein Leben voll Mühe und Anstrengung zu blicken. Alte Leute erlauben uns, rückwärts auf ein Leben zu schauen, dessen Mühen endgültig vorüber sind.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Unerwartete Leidenschaft, Unerwartete Leidenschaft. PT51 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=3kN0DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT51 "Young people compel one to look forward on a life full of effort. Old people permit one to look backward on a life whose effort is over and done with." - All Passion Spent. PT51 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=LHokCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT51

„Why should a poet pray thus? poets scorn
The boundaried love of country, being free
Of winds, and alien lands, and distances,
Vagabonds of the compass, wayfarers,
Pilgrims of thought, the tongues of Pentecost
Their privilege“

—  Vita Sackville-West
The Land (1926), Context: Why should a poet pray thus? poets scorn The boundaried love of country, being free Of winds, and alien lands, and distances, Vagabonds of the compass, wayfarers, Pilgrims of thought, the tongues of Pentecost Their privilege, and in the peddler's pack The curious treasures of their stock-in-trade, Bossy and singular, the heritage Of poetry and science, polished bright, Thin with the rubbing of too many hands; Myth, glamour, hazard, fables dim as age, Faith, doubt, perplexity, grief, hope, despair, Wings, and great waters, and Promethean fire, Man's hand to clasp, and Helen's mouth to kiss. Why then in little meadows hedge about A poet's pasture? shed a poet's cloak For fustian? cede a birthright, thus to map So small a corner of so great a world? Winter, p. 4

„It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: 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. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind; how the observation of last year seems childish, superficial; how this year — even this week — even with this new phrase — it seems to us that we have grown to a new maturity. It may be a fallacious persuasion, but at least it is stimulating, and so long as it persists, one does not stagnate. I look back as through a telescope, and see, in the little bright circle of the glass, moving flocks and ruined cities. Twelve Days (1928) p. 9; part of this appears to have also become paraphrased in the form:

„Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: 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. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind; how the observation of last year seems childish, superficial; how this year — even this week — even with this new phrase — it seems to us that we have grown to a new maturity. It may be a fallacious persuasion, but at least it is stimulating, and so long as it persists, one does not stagnate. I look back as through a telescope, and see, in the little bright circle of the glass, moving flocks and ruined cities. Twelve Days (1928) p. 9; part of this appears to have also become paraphrased in the form:

„It was a real event in my life and my heart to be with you the other day. We do matter to each other, don't we? however much our ways may have diverged.“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: It was a real event in my life and my heart to be with you the other day. We do matter to each other, don't we? however much our ways may have diverged. I think we have got something indestructible between us, haven't we? … It has been a very strange relationship, ours; unhappy at times, happy at others; but unique in its way, and infinitely precious to me and (may I say?) to you. What I like about it is that we always come together again however long the gaps in our meetings may have been. Time seems to make no difference. Letter to http://www.sappho.com/letters/vitas-w.html Violet Trefusis (3 September 1950), published in The Other Woman : A Life of Violet Trefusis, including previously unpublished correspondence with Vita Sackville-West (1985) edited by Philippe Jullian and John Nova Phillips, p. 235

„I sing the cycle of my country's year“

—  Vita Sackville-West
The Land (1926), Context: I sing the cycle of my country's year, I sing the tillage, and the reaping sing, Classic monotony, that modes and wars Leave undisturbed, unbettered, for their best Was born immediate, of expediency. Winter, p. 1

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„All her youth is gone, her beautiful youth outworn“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Orchard and Vineyard (1921), Context: All her youth is gone, her beautiful youth outworn, Daughter of tarn and tor, the moors that were once her home No longer know her step on the upland tracks forlorn Where she was wont to roam. "Mariana In The North"; also in Country Life Vol. 50 (1921), p. 738

„Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,
When I have no engagements written on my block,
When no one comes to disturb my inward peace“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens, When I have no engagements written on my block, When no one comes to disturb my inward peace, When no one comes to take me away from myself And turn me into a patchwork, a jig-saw puzzle, A broken mirror that once gave a whole reflection, Being so contrived that it takes too long a time To get myself back to myself when they have gone. "Days I enjoy", quoted in Vita and Virginia: The Work and Friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf (1993) by Suzanne Raitt, p. 89

„She walks among the loveliness she made,
Between the apple-blossom and the water“

—  Vita Sackville-West
She walks among the patterned pied brocade, Each flower her son, and every tree her daughter. "The Island", in Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (1929), p. 1, also in Collected Poems (1934), p. 54

„You're safe; that's gone, that wild caprice,
But tell me once before I cease,
Which does your Church esteem the kinder role,
To kill the body or destroy the soul?“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Context: Darling, I thought of nothing mean; I thought of killing straight and clean. You're safe; that's gone, that wild caprice, But tell me once before I cease, Which does your Church esteem the kinder role, To kill the body or destroy the soul? "And so it ends" quoted in V. Sackville-West : A Critical Biography (1974) by Michael Stevens, p. 91

„I came from nowhere, and shall be
Strong, steadfast, swift, eternally“

—  Vita Sackville-West
Kings Daughter (1929), Context: I came from nowhere, and shall be Strong, steadfast, swift, eternally: I am a lion, a stone, a tree, And as the Polar star in me Is fixed my constant heart on thee. Ah, may I stay forever blind With lions, tigers, leopards, and their kind. "The Greater Cats"

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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