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Biography - Virginia Woolf:

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

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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Quotes for: others


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Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











Quotes for: opinion


Quotes

Quotes for: opinion


I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?





Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.





Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.





So many men, so many opinions.











Quotes for: artist


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Quotes for: artist


Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





Great artists have no country.





Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.











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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.





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.





It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.












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