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 Virginia Woolf - “At 46 one must be a miser only have time for essentials.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size”
 Virginia Woolf - “Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others”
 Virginia Woolf - “We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think, then how little we are able to convey The phantom is through the mind and out of the window before we can lay salt on”
 Virginia Woolf - “I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open if we are to get the sense that the”
 Virginia Woolf - “If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ''our'' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything... it calls for confidence in oneself...And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.”
 Virginia Woolf - “It will be all over this day week - comfort - discomfort and the zest and rush that no engagements, hours, habits give. Then we shall take them up again with more than the zest of traveling.”
 Virginia Woolf - “You can't think how I depend on you, and when you're not there the color goes out of my life.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above.”
 Larry Woolf - “The combined experience and success of the organizations involved, coupled with the projects innovative vision and business model is going to make this project the new standard by which future projects are judged.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The current flows fast and furious. It issues in a spate of words from the loudspeakers and the politicians. Every day they tell us that we are a free people fighting to defend freedom. That is the current that has whirled the young airman up into the sky and keeps him circulating there among the clouds. Down here, with a roof to cover us and a gas mask handy, it is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.”
 Virginia Woolf - “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery -always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why What's this passion for”
 Virginia Woolf - “A strange thing has happened -- while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”
 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, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all -- save ''a man with a red moustache,'' ''a young man in gray smoking a pipe.''”
 Virginia Woolf - “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 - “It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it.”
 Virginia Woolf - “For love... has two faces one white, the other black two bodies one smooth, the other hairy. It has two hands, two feet, two tails, two, indeed, of every member and each one is the exact opposite of the other. Yet, so strictly are they joined together”
 Virginia Woolf - “Henry James seems most entirely in his element, doing that is to say what everything favors his doing, when it is a question of recollection. The mellow light which swims over the past, the beauty which suffuses even the commonest little figures of that”
 Virginia Woolf - “If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged”

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