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writing immortal novels

“She half closed her eyes, and indulged herself in a fascinating picture of a briefless barrister lodged in a garret, writing immortal novels by the light of a farthing dip. 45 more words


A Cello or a Violin?

“Why did they commit suicide?”

“Why don’t we?”


Talking to others doesn’t help. Talking to yourself won’t help either.


“…my need for closeness outweighs my sense of self-preservation.” — Virgina Woolf… 71 more words


A Great Mind Is Androgynous

“A great mind is androgynous.” the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge said. One hundred years later Virginia Woolf explained: “If one is a man, still the woman part of his brain must have effect; and a woman also must have intercourse with the man in her. 555 more words


Femuline Fate and Afrimerican

Femuline Fate

We are your favorite drink.
So, you don’t have to think
in the evening, when your life
is caught up in so much strife… 397 more words


there and then

“Had there been an axe handy, a poker, or any weapon that would have gashed a hole in his father’s breast and killed him, there and then, James would have seized it.”

— Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


perhaps a tear formed

“Never did anybody look so sad. Bitter and black, half-way down, in the darkness, in the shaft which ran from the sunlight to the depths, perhaps a tear formed; a tear fell; the waters swayed this way and that, received it, and were at rest. 11 more words