For beyond the difficulty of communicating oneself, there is the supreme difficulty of being oneself. This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite of what other people say.
Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader, vol. I, Vintage Classics, 2003 (publicado pela primeira vez em 1925, edição revista publicada pela Hogarth Press em 1984).