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.
I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking? The entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb; the self that took the veil and left the world -- a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.