"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Virginia Woolf on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Virginia Woolf on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Virginia Woolf on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Virginia Woolf on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Virginia Woolf on C. S. Lewis
"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."