"There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Virginia Woolf on Albert Einstein
"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."