The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
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 connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Henry James seems most entirely in his element, doing that is to say what everything favors his doing, when it is a question of recollection. The mellow light which swims over the past, the beauty which suffuses even the commonest little figures of that.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
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