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Quote of Virginia Woolf - Yet, it is true, poetry is...


Biography - Virginia Woolf:

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

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.




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Quotes for: poetry


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Quotes about poetry:


Why should poetry have to make sense?





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.





Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.





Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.











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Quotes for: prose


Always be a poet, even in prose.





Good heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.





All that is not prose is verse; and all that is not verse is prose.







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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.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.





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.





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.





Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.





It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.












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