This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears.
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:The strange thing about life is that though the nature of it must have been apparent to every one for hundreds of years, no one has left any adequate account of it.
To evade such temptations is the first duty of the poet. For as the ear is the antechamber to the soul, poetry can adulterate and destroy more surely then lust or gunpowder. The poet's, then, is the highest office of all. His words reach where others fall short. A silly song of Shakespeare's has done more for the poor and the wicked than all the preachers and philanthropists in the world.
And it was awfully strange, he thought, how she still had the power, as she came tinkling, rustling, still had the power as she came across the room, to make the moon, which he detested, rise at Bourton on the terrace in the summer sky.
Lord, lord, the snobbery of the English!
It will be all over this day week - comfort - discomfort and the zest and rush that no engagements, hours, habits give. Then we shall take them up again with more than the zest of traveling.
The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
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Jean de la Bruyere
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