Quote of the day

If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers? –  Virginia Woolf who was born on this day in 1882.

She also said:

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

And:

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.

And:

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

And:

Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.

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