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 Larry Woolf - “The means Steve Wynn could apply (for a sub-concession). He could bring in Harrah's and give them something.”
 Virginia Woolf - “It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality”
 Virginia Woolf - “In any case life is but a procession of shadows, and God knows why it is that we embrace them so eagerly, and see them depart with such anguish, being shadows.”
 Virginia Woolf - “What did she feel Did she love him, or did she feel nothing at all for him or for any other man, being, as she had said that afternoon, free, like the wind or the sea”
 Virginia Woolf - “There was another flourish and then the trio dashed spontaneously into the triumphant swing of the waltz. It was as though the room were instantly flooded with water. After a moment's hesitation first one couple, then another, leapt into mid-stream, and went round and round in the eddies.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter's evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends could only read the title.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.”
 Virginia Woolf - “For such will be our ruin if you, in the immensity of your public abstractions, forget the private figure, or if we in the intensity of our private emotions forget the public world. Both houses will be ruined, the public and the private, the material and the spiritual, for they are inseparably connected.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Now, aged 50, I'm just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn dropped face -- as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding and thought.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth deforms the mind fetters the will.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The first duty of a lecturer is to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Language is wine upon the lips”
 Virginia Woolf - “Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women”
 Virginia Woolf - “Women have burnt like beacons in all the works of all the poets from the beginning of time”
 Virginia Woolf - “But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking The entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb the self that took the veil and left the world -- a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.”
 Leonard Woolf - “The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill”
 Virginia Woolf - “One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph”
 Virginia Woolf - “These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.”
 Virginia Woolf - “What is meant by ''reality'' It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying”
 Virginia Woolf - “It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality”
 Virginia Woolf - “A woman must have money and room of her own if she is to write fiction”

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