You would be totelement disarmed in front of her (Virginia’s) charm and her personality…Mrs Woolf has such a simplicity: she really gives the impression to be something of importing. She has no espece of affection…First of all we think that she has commonplace face, and a maniere of beauty sirituelle imposes upon you, and we discover a fascination to her contemplate. She is at once distant and human, she remains silent as long as she does not want to speak, but then she expresses herself magnificently well.
Vita Sackville-West on Virginia Woolf. (via violentwavesofemotion)