From the diaries of Virginia Woolf...
From my reading of the diaries of Virginia Woolf (vol. II):
"And if we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, & trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic & aged."
I came here to prove that she was not indeed "mad" but saner than the "sane" who diagnosed her as such: here it is in one line.
Reading more & more of her life, I am increasingly in love with this woman & the way she lived her life.