Thursday, February 18, 2016

Quote of the Day (Virginia Woolf, on Why Women Succeeded More Quickly at Writing)

“For ten and sixpence one can buy paper enough to write all the plays of Shakespeare — if one has a mind that way. Pianos and models, Paris, Vienna and Berlin, masters and mistresses, are not needed by a writer. The cheapness of writing paper is, of course, the reason why women have succeeded as writers before they have succeeded in the other professions.” —English novelist/essayist Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), “Professions for Women,” from The Death of the Moth, and Other Essays (1942)

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