Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service.
Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
George Henry Lewes
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
James Russell Lowell
The Church. The Church... we're next.
It is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
Leonard Sidney Woolf
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens Van der Post
One never believes other people's experience, and one is only very gradually convinced by one's own.
To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind.
You can not gain peace by avoiding life.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
Jorge Luis Borges
Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.
Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
War is the biggest ego trip of all time.
In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three.
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.