run round being harmful

December 11, 2019

That’s why we become witches: to show our scorn of pretending life’s a safe business, to satisfy our passion for adventure. . . . One doesn’t become a witch to run round being harmful, or to run round being helpful either, a district visitor on a broomstick. It’s to escape all that — to have a life of one’s own.

Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lolly Willowes or The Loving Huntsman