Virginia Woolf (-)

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Knew her own mind. But the mind radically commonplace, only its inherited force, & cumulative sense of power, making it remarkable.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. entry, Dec. 27, 1930, on Queen Victoria. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, ed. Anne O. Bell (1980).
You send a boy to school in order to make friends—the right sort.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for Nov. 16, 1921, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978). Woolf was here quoting the reaction of Maurice Baring and his wife to Lady Cromer sending her son to Winchester, which was not considered elite enough.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, entry for May 13, 1926, ed. Anne O. Bell (1980).

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