You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
A woman must have money and a room of her own.
Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
They can because they think they can.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it.
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort.
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
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.
Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.