Saturday, October 14, 2023

Quote of the Day (Virginia Woolf, on Why ‘The Past Is Beautiful’)

“[T]he past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” —English novelist-essayist Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Three: 1925-1930, edited by Anne Olivier Bell assisted by Andrew McNeillie (1981)

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