Virginia Woolf said,

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Virginia Woolf said,

Post by stilltrucking » September 11th, 2008, 12:03 pm

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

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Post by silent woman » September 11th, 2008, 3:49 pm

Now that i thinK of her death, that quote seems spooky, macabre, did her friends fail her?
If you can't give me love and peace, Then give me bitter fame. — Akhmatova.

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Post by judih » September 11th, 2008, 11:25 pm

not at all,
maybe she had a bunch of dead friends

i love Virginia Woolf - she did it as long as she could.

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Post by stilltrucking » September 13th, 2008, 9:00 pm

Hemingway was fond of calling his typewriter his "therapist". I been wondering if Hemingway's typewriter let him down.




Zlatko painted such a lovely picture of
Virginia. Such a generous smile.
I think it was an interpretation of this picture

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/ ... awoolf.png

But he gave her such a beautiful smile.
Reminded me of the way that silent woman would smile at me, in that same pose.
Women have served all these centuries as looking–glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Without that power probably the earth would still be swamp and jungle. The glories of all our wars would he unknown. We should still be scratch ing the outlines of deer on the remains of mutton bones and bartering flints for sheep skins or whatever simple ornament took our unsophisticated taste. Supermen and Fingers of Destiny would never have existed. The Czar and the Kaiser would never have worn crowns or lost them. Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. That is why Napoleon and Mussolini both insist so emphatically upon the inferiority of women, for if they were not inferior, they would cease to enlarge.

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/v ... pter2.html

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