Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
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