"Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Virginia Woolf on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Virginia Woolf on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Virginia Woolf on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Virginia Woolf on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Virginia Woolf on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."