The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
What did she feel Did she love him, or did she feel nothing at all for him or for any other man, being, as she had said that afternoon, free, like the wind or the sea
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.
The first duty of a lecturer to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantelpiece forever.
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