Virginia Woolf

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
"The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity."
"When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading."
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."
"First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air."
"The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself."
"and even a tea party means apprehension, breakage"
"But the close withdrew- the hand softened. It was over-- the moment."
"Her life was a tissue of vanity and deceit."
"She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day."
"I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun."