Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
More Quotes from Virginia Woolf:I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only Ought not education to bring out and fortify the differences rather than the similarities For we have too much likeness as it is, and if an explorer should come back and bring word of other sexes looking through the branches of other trees at other skies, nothing would be of greater service to humanity and we should have the immense pleasure into the bargain of watching Professor X rush for his measuring-rods to prove himself ''superior.''
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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