Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.Virginia Woolf
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.Virginia Woolf
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.Virginia Woolf
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.Virginia Woolf
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.Virginia Woolf
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.Virginia Woolf
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.Virginia Woolf
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.Virginia Woolf
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.Virginia Woolf
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.Virginia Woolf
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.Virginia Woolf
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.Virginia Woolf
You can not gain peace by avoiding life.Virginia Woolf
Its not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.
When I was young I had an elderly friend who used often to ask me to stay with him in the country. He was a religious man and he read prayers to the assembled household every morning. But he had crossed out in pencil all the passages that praised God. He said that there was nothing so vulgar as to praise people to their faces and, himself a gentleman, he could not believe that God was so ungentlemanly as to like it.