"This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Virginia Woolf on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Virginia Woolf on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Virginia Woolf on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Virginia Woolf on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Virginia Woolf on John Lennon
"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
"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."
"For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?"
"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame."
"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly."
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