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Silence Is Golden

SILENCE is golden. The line feels trite and clichéd. It’s one of those phrases straight out of a grade-school phrase book, one of those adages that leave you with some sickly, sweet lesson on life. 769 more words

Essays & Observations

Beauty, was the truth now/Frumusetea, era adevarul acum

– all of this, calm and reasonable as it was, made out of ordinary things as it was, was the truth now; beauty, was the truth now. 8 more words


“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. 42 more words

The Curve of Virginia Woolf


‘That would be a glorious life, to addict oneself to perfection; to follow the curve of a sentence wherever it might lead, into deserts, under drifts of sand, regardless of lures, of seductions; to be poor always and unkempt; to be ridiculous in Piccadilly’ 176 more words

Daily Challenge

How should progress progress?

I want to criticize the social system, and show it at work, at its most intense.

-Virginia Woolf’s Diary 2:248

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Be Kind

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. 684 more words