What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.
Virginia Woolf Quotes
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
I soon saw that (the subject of women and fiction) had one fatal drawback. I should never be able to come to a conclusion. I should never be able to fulfil what is, I understand, the first duty of a lecturer -to hand you after an hour’s discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap […]
The people who are aware of themselves are henceforward independent; and they are never bored, and life is only too short, and they are steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
What I like, or one of the things I like, about motoring is the sense it gives one of lighting accidentally, like a voyager who touches another planet with the tip of his toe, upon scenes which would have gone on, have always gone on, will go on, unrecorded, save for this chance glimpse. Then […]
At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
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.