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(About History, Woman)

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.


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Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends could only read the title, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all -- save ''a man with a red moustache,'' ''a young man in gray smoking a pipe.''
Virginia Woolf

The large shiny black forehead of the first whale was no more than two yards from us when it sank beneath the surface of the water, then we saw the huge blue-black bulk glide quietly under the raft right beneath our feet. It lay there for some time, dark and motionless, and we held our breath as we looked down on the gigantic curved back of a mammal a good deal longer than the raft.
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This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
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If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
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To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
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