A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Quote by Virginia Woolf
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Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
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.
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
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.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it.
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead.
That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn't religious.
Art is science made clear.