Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.


Virginia Woolf

896

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.


Virginia Woolf

896

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.


Virginia Woolf

896

Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.


Virginia Woolf

896

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.


Virginia Woolf

896

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

896

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.


Virginia Woolf

896

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.


Virginia Woolf

896

This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.


Virginia Woolf

896

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.


Virginia Woolf

896

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.


Virginia Woolf

896

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.


Virginia Woolf

896

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.


Virginia Woolf

896

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.


Virginia Woolf

896

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.


Virginia Woolf

896

When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.


Virginia Woolf

896

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.


Virginia Woolf

896

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?


Virginia Woolf

896

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

896

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.


Virginia Woolf

896

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