We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but
when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what w

We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called
thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think,
then how little we are able to convey!

……

He refused to teach; he refused to preach; he kept on saying
that he was just like other people. All his effort was to write himself down,
to communicate, to tell the truth, and that is a ‘rugged road, more than it
seems’.

For beyond the difficulty of communicating oneself, there is
the supreme difficulty of being oneself.

From Montaigne; A Woman’s Essays, by Virginia Wolf (more…)