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Quote of Virginia Woolf - Few people ask from books what...


Biography - Virginia Woolf:

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

Few people ask from books what books can give us.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Peu de gens demandent aux livres ce que les livres peuvent nous donner.

German
Wenige Menschen fordern von Büchern, was Bücher uns geben können.




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Quotes for: book


Quotes

Quotes for: book


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.





Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.





Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.





Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?











Quotes for: to give


Quotes

Quotes for: to give


To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.





The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.





Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.





You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!





Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.











Quotes

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.





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.





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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