This quote by Virginia Woolf is a suggestion that life is full of ups and downs, and that it is difficult to discover peace by preventing life. It is only by facing life's challenges and has a hard time that we can find real peace. Woolf is suggesting that we must accept the great and the bad in life, and that by doing so, we can discover peace. She is also recommending that by avoiding life, we are only avoiding the opportunity to find peace. We need to be willing to take dangers and face our worries in order to find peace. Woolf is motivating us to accept life and all its complexities, and to discover peace within ourselves. By doing so, we can find real peace and contentment.