Saturday Morning: I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.

sunrise, morning, sunset

Odder still how possessed I am with the feeling that now, aged 50, I’m just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are. Therefore all this flitter flutter of weekly newspapers interests me not at all. These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. And to alter now, cleanly and sanely, I want to shuffle off this loose living randomness: people; reviews; fame; all the glittering scales; and be withdrawn, and concentrated.

~ Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary

Credits: Quote – Brainpickings: Virginia Woolf on the Paradox of the Soul and the Consolatios of Aging. Photograph: j’aime juste la photo


  1. Reblogged this on Toward the within….

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  2. I’m no Virginia Woolf, but turning 50 has been strangely liberating for me as well. Feel like I’m beginning to hit my stride. 😉

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  3. Ditto what Lori said.

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  4. There is something about aging that is freeing though I haven’t gotten to the point yet where I don’t worry about it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful quote.

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  5. I like the quote but it must be read with the knowledge that Virginia Woolf, at the age of only 59, could no longer find the sun.

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  6. I too, do not believe in aging.

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  7. i love this and have embraced it more each day that i live. a distillation of the soul, and the rest falls away.

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  8. and that is why i love Virginia Woolf so much

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  9. I love some of the things Virginia Wolf had to say, and this is so good. She obviously didn’t like the frivolous side of life, and I don’t blame her. I didn’t know she got to her 50’s though, thought she died in a her late 40’s. Just looked her up and it seems she reached 59. Learned something today!

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