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Virginia Woolf

1882-1941. British novelist and essayist.

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

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Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

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

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

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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?

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There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.

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My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery --always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?

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One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

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Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.

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As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.

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