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Quote of Virginia Woolf - Humor is the first of the...


Biography - Virginia Woolf:

English writer.
Born: 1882 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.




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Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
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Good sense and genius beget esteem and regard: Wit and humour excite love and affection.
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Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.
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Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
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Now, true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.
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Virginia Woolf also said...


In fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.
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It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
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Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
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Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
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It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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