Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
Quote by Virginia Woolf
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The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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?
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.
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.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make.
No emancipation without that of society.
When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star - it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.