My mind is my shelter


So myself

10269551_651229461616074_4324005447057791912_n“I’m so odd, and I’m so limited, and I’m so different from the ordinary human being—so you say. I have a strong suspicion that I’m the simplest of you all, and that its my extreme transparency that baffles you. I don’t think I ever feel anything but the most ordinary emotions.”
— Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Ethel Smyth

“To be myself I need the illumination of other people’s eyes and therefore cannot be entirely sure what is my self.”
— Virginia Woolf, from The Waves

“I have sometimes dreamt that when the Day of Judgement dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards-their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble-the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under out arms, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading'”
–from “How Should One Read a Book?” The Common Reader, by Virginia Woolf



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