November 4, 2011

On Woolf on obscurity

Categories: Zzzz... — Tags: — Nick @ 11:53 pm

While fame impedes and constricts, obscurity wraps about a man like a mist; obscurity is dark, ample, and free; obscurity lets the mind take its way unimpeded. Over the obscure man is poured the merciful suffusion of darkness. None knows where he goes or comes. He may seek the truth and speak it; he alone is free; he alone is truthful, he alone is at peace.

Virginia Woolf, writer (1882-1941)

You can’t help thinking that someone with all those good qualities deserves to be better known.

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