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Virginia Woolf
(1882-1941) born on
Jan 25
English feminist, essayist, critic. She is best known for her classic feminist essay, "A Room of One's Own," 1929.
         
   
F
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?

R
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
A
We all indulge in the strange, pleasant process called thinking, but when it comes to saying, even to someone opposite, what we think, then how little we are able to convey!
N
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
K
On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 28 Dec 1932.
R: "A Room of One's Own," ch. 2, 1929.
A: "The Common Reader," "Montaigne," first series, 1925.
N: "Writer's Diary," ed. by Leonard Woolf, 1954; entry for 13 Aug 1921.
K: Bernard, in "The Waves," 1943, p. 205.
   


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