Quotes by Virginia Woolf

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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
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One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats and one always secretes too much jelly.
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All this pitting of sex against sex, of quality against quality; all this claiming of superiority and imputing of inferiority belong to the private-school stage of human existence where there are sides, and it is necessary for one side to beat another side.
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The mind is the most capricious of insects - flitting, fluttering.
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The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
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The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions.
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Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book shown to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title.
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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 would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
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As for my next book, I am going to hold myself from writing it till I have it impending in me: grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall.
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