Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
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Virginia Woolf Quotes
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
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.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
There are three classes of men lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
I really, specifically, love acting, and I think it's a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life, but for the next few years, I just want to be an actor. That's a lucky opportunity, and that drives me to want to be good at that.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.