My Favorite Quotes
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 Virginia Woolf - “I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing have no time to waste any more on prose.”
 Virginia Woolf - “I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”
 Virginia Woolf - “This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.”
 Virginia Woolf - “You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.”
 Virginia Woolf - “When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”
 Virginia Woolf - “It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.”
 Virginia Woolf - “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.”
 Virginia Woolf - “It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
 Virginia Woolf - “There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.”
 Virginia Woolf - “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”
 Virginia Woolf - “As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The connection between dress and war is not far to seek your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.”
 Virginia Woolf - “It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”
 Virginia Woolf - “Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.”
 Virginia Woolf - “One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats - and one always secretes too much jelly.”
 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 where I have not shared and probably will not share.”
 Leonard Woolf - “The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill.”
 Virginia Woolf - “That great Cathedral space which was childhood.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.”
 Virginia Woolf - “The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.”
 Leonard Woolf - “Anyone can be a barbarian it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.”

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