Brooding, she changed the pool into the sea, and made the minnows into sharks and whales, and cast vast clouds over this tiny world by holding her hand against the sun, and so brought darkness and desolation, like God himself, to millions of ignorant and innocent creatures, and then took her hand away suddenly and let the sun stream down.
("To the Lighthouse")
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:Nothing need be said; nothing could be said.
It rasped her, though, to have stirring about in her this brutal monster! to hear twigs cracking and feel hooves planted down in the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the soul; never to be content quite, or quite secure, for at any moment the brute would be stirring, this hatred...
I have sought happiness through many ages and not found it.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
But with Peter everything had to be shared; everything gone into.
After that, how unbelievable death was! - that is must end; and no one in the whole world would know how she had loved it all.
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