Virginia Woolf Quote
So I have to create the whole thing afresh for myself each time. Probably all writers now are in the same boat. It is the penalty we pay for breaking with tradition, and the solitude makes the writing more exciting though the being read less so. One ought to sink to the bottom of the sea, probably, and live alone with ones words.
The Letters of Virginia Woolf: 1923-1928 (ed. Harcourt on Demand, 1975)