The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
Source: A Room of One's Own, 1929
Contributed by: Zaady
Surely it was time someone invented a new plot, or that the author came out from the bushes.
Source: Between the Acts, 1941
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Source: A Room of One's Own (1929)
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Source: Bernard, in The Waves (1931; repr. 1943, p. 189).
Death is the enemy. . . . Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death.
Source: The Waves, 1931
Trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
Source: The Common Reader, 1925, The Modern Essay
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
Source: A Room Of One's Own, ch. 3 (1929).
Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
Source: (Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex, England)
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
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