Happy the mother who bears, happier still the biographer who records the life of such a one!
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:A strange thing has happened -- while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
But this was one way of knowing people, she thought: to know the outline, not the detail, to sit in one's garden and look at the slopes of a hill running purple down into the distant heather.
Fear no more, says the heart...
Illusions are to the soul what atmosphere is to the earth.
Never would she come first with anyone.
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The groups that have awarded them are all a little different. It's a little hard to single out any one for that, but I think the dedication of this building would have to go toward the top of the list.
Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
Helen Hunt Jackson