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‘There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice… It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards – to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.’

Joshua Rothman – Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy

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