"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Virginia Woolf on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Virginia Woolf on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Virginia Woolf on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Virginia Woolf on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Virginia Woolf on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."