Letter to Virginia Woolf (21 January 1926), quoted in Love Letters : A Romantic Treasury (1996) by Rick Smith, p. 78
Sackville-West wrote this letter to Virginia Woolf, with whom she had an affair. Woolf returned her affection in the form of the novel Orlando, which many recognize as a direct outpouring of Woolf's love. The letter also contains the line, "...you have broken down my defences. And I don't really resent it."