It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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Virginia Woolf Quotes
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?
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.
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
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?
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
My husband is a composer, so he plays piano all the time and I sit there and clap telling my unborn child, 'Hear me clap, hear the music.' I know music, in general, is supposed to be good for babies to hear.
Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
Opponents of capital punishment argue that the state has no right to take a murderer's life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionists forget or overlook is that the state is acting not only on behalf of society, but also on behalf of the murdered person and the murdered person's family.
Later in my life, I'm going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled. I know that if I don't give it my all right now I'll regret it later. That's very important to me, because I've worked all my life to have this.
Don't be like a lizzard, for it is not ready to constract its own habbitat since men's houses still exists.
'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious.