I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.
Quote by Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf Quotes
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be...
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune...
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming,...
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one...
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes...
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats -...
Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
A woman must have money and a room of her own.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it...
If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine...
Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to...
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing:...