"Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?"
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Virginia Woolf on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Virginia Woolf on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Virginia Woolf on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Virginia Woolf on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."