"Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Virginia Woolf on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Virginia Woolf on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Virginia Woolf on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Virginia Woolf on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Virginia Woolf on Booker T. Washington
"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."