Date of birth: 1882-01-25
Date of death: 1941-03-28
Quotes number: 85
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.