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Quote Left A woman must have money and room of her own if she is to write fiction Quote Right
Quote Left I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Quote Right
Quote Left It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. Quote Right
Quote Left One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Quote Right
Quote Left When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly. Quote Right
Quote Left It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer. Quote Right
Quote Left If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. Quote Right
Quote Left Arnold Bennett says that the horror of marriage lies in its 'dailiness.' All acuteness of relationship is rubbed away by this. The truth is mo... Quote Right
Quote Left The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. Quote Right
Quote Left It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly. Quote Right
Quote Left If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some think Quote Right
Quote Left To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. Quote Right
Quote Left The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind. Quote Right
Quote Left Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Quote Right
Quote Left I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose. Quote Right
Quote Left Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders. Quote Right
Quote Left Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. Quote Right
Quote Left One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. Quote Right
Quote Left Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art. Quote Right
Quote Left Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. Quote Right
Quote Left If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. Quote Right
Quote Left The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. Quote Right
Quote Left That great Cathedral space which was childhood. Quote Right
Quote Left On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. Quote Right
Quote Left It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality. Quote Right
Quote Left To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. Quote Right
Quote Left 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? Quote Right
Quote Left Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do. Quote Right
Quote Left 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? Quote Right
Quote Left I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual. Quote Right
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