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Victoria Wolff

  • One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.

  • I have guarded myself more carefully against contented people than against contagious diseases.

  • Perhaps what we are searching for in love we will find in its most beautiful completeness only in death.

  • Emigration is easy, but immigration is something else. To flee, yes; but to be accepted?

  • At night I am never afraid of life; only in the morning.

  • So-called good advice is always served with compliments and sprinkled with sugar. I don't like sugar.

  • The psychology of landlords is not affected by race or climate.

  • Cowardice conserves strength.

  • ... a group of three isn't such a good idea. Two can be honest with each other. Two can mutually prove what they are made of. The third is the beginning of a crowd. He brings convention to the other two, deprecation of individual worth. His presence makes each of the others lose something of their personality.

  • I am not a first-rate writer. I write with blood in place of ink. But why should only first-rate writers have a place in the world? The railroad has a second class too! Isn't that so?

  • Hate is not a good counselor.

  • Love, genuine love, makes people good.

Victoria Wolff, English writer

(1903 - 1992)