“Heaven preserve me from littleness and pleasantness and smoothness. Give me great glaring vices, and great glaring virtues, but preserve me from the neat little neutral ambiguities. Be wicked, be brave, be drunk, be reckless, be dissolute, be despotic, be a suffragette, be anything you like, but for pity’s sake be it to the top of your bent. Live fully, live passionately, live disastrously. Let’s live, you and I, as none have ever lived before.”
- Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West, October 25, 1918
An admirable sentiment to begin the year with via Philo*Sofia. Words to ponder and live by (at least a little bit).