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