I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
~ Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941)
It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
~ W. H. Auden (February 21, 1907 - September 29, 1973)
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
~ Joseph Wood Krutch (November 25, 1893 - May 22, 1970)