Being fully oneself is the hardest thing. When the world seems to push you in all sorts of different directions, making you rush to perform pointless tricks, turn to these wise words from Virginia Woolf, a woman who lived a life very much her own.
Part of our range of Words To Hang On To, talismanic objects designed to allow you to hold the gift of words in your hands as well as your heart. Touch them, turn them, hang them from doors, bedposts or branches, hide them inside wallets or notebooks, send them to friends or give them to strangers. Above all, draw comfort, inspiration and protection from them. These words have magical properties.