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quotation: Virginia Woolf

A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it’s there complete in the mind, if only at the back.

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quotation: Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.

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quotation: Virginia Woolf

One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.

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quotations: Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do. Virginia Woolf

Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.

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quotation: Virginia Woolf

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss

today’s birthday: Virginia Woolf (1882) Watch “the Lighthouse” here

Virginia Woolf (1882)

A successful innovator in the form of the novel, Woolf was a significant force in 20th-century fiction. As a novelist, her chief concern was to represent the flow of ordinary experience, and she accomplished this by placing greatest emphasis not on plot or characterization but on her characters’ consciousness. Her books include Mrs. Dalloway, Jacob’s Room, and To the Lighthouse. Woolf struggled with bouts of depression and, fearing the onset of a breakdown, did what in 1941? More… Discuss
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To the Lighthouse – 1983 – Kenneth Branagh, Virginia Woolf FULL

quotation: “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” George Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

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The Dreadnought Hoax (1910)

Nearly four years after the HMS Dreadnought entered service, the revolutionary battleship was “honored” with a visit from Abyssinian royalty. Though the ship’s commanders only received last-minute notice of the Abyssinian delegation’s impending arrival, they managed to arrange for their guests to be greeted with pomp and circumstance and then given a tour of the vessel. The royal visitors were later revealed to be mere pranksters in blackface. What now-famous author took part in the hoax? More… Discuss


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Quotation: Virginia Woolf about self development and application

Life for most people compels the exercise of the lower gifts and wastes the precious ones, until it forces us to agree that there is little virtue, as well as little profit, in what once seemed to us the noblest part of our inheritance.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)


Quotation: Virginia Woolf

Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)


Quotation: Virginia Woolf on independence and marriage

Well, I really don’t advise a woman who wants to have things her own way to get married.

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Virginia Woolf on Self-confidence ( has to do with the…self)

Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable, most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.

(from “A Room of One’s Own”) by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss

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Quotation: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) on Human Soul

This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

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Today’s Quotation: Virginia Woolf – Origin of a Masterpiece

      Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.

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Quotation of the Day: Virginia Woolf (What is a highbrow)

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.

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Tuday’s Quotation: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): How Well Can One Know Anybody?

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done. (The quotation is from Woolf’s novel, Jacob’s Room)

 Read more about the novel at:(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Room),


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