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Virginia Woolf
“All great writers have, of course, an atmosphere in which they seem most at their ease and at their best; a mood of the general mind which they interpret and indeed almost discover, so that we come to read them rather for that than for any story or character or scene of seperate excellence.”
Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

William Shakespeare
“For it falls out
That what we have we prize not to the worth
Whiles we enjoy it, but being lacked and lost,
Why, then we rack the value, then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
While it was ours.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Samuel Johnson
“Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”
Samuel Johnson

William Shakespeare
“You may my glories and my state depose,
But not my griefs; still am I king of those.”
William Shakespeare, Richard II

Anton Chekhov
“He had two lives: one, open, seen and known by all who cared to know, full of relative truth and of relative falsehood, exactly like the lives of his friends and acquaintances; and another life running its course in secret. And through some strange, perhaps accidental, conjunction of circumstances, everything that was essential, of interest and of value to him, everything in which he was sincere and did not deceive himself, everything that made the kernel of his life, was hidden from other people.”
Anton Chekhov, The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904

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