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Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
25.1. 1882 London – 28.3. 1941 Selbsttot im Fluss Ouse bei Lewes (East Sussex) – Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway
Alle nachfolgenden Zitate aus Mrs. Dalloway
"Religious ecstasy made people callous" (S.17)
"To watch a leaf quivering in the rush of air was an exquisite joy." (S. 102)
"As we are a doomed race, chained to a sinking ship (her favourite reading as a girl was Huxley and Tyndall, and they were fond of these nautical metaphors), as the whole thing is a bad joke, let us, at any rate, do our part; mitigate the sufferings of our fellow-prisoners (Huxley again); decorate the dungeon with flowers and air-cushions; be as decent as we possibly can. Those ruffians, the Gods, shan't have it all their own way—her notion being that the Gods who never lost a chance of hurting thwarting and spoiling human lives, were seriously put out if, all the same, you behaved like a lady." (S. 114-115)
"Later she wasn't so positive, perhaps; she thought there were no Gods; no one was to blame; and so she evolved this atheist's religion of doing good for the sake of goodness." (S. 115)
"And there is a dignity in people; a solitude; even between husband and wife a gulf; and that one must respect" (S. 176)
"She came from the most worthless of all classes—the rich, with a smattering of culture" (S. 182).
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf
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