Quote by Virginia Woolf
Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.
This quote highlights the societal expectation for women to be modest and conceal their true desires and experiences. While women may have their individual desires and experiences, they are constantly pressured to deny and repress them throughout their lives. The quote suggests that women are expected to live a modest life, hiding their true selves despite the fact that on certain occasions, such as one day each year, their desires and true nature become unavoidably apparent. It points to the inherent struggle women face in conforming to societal norms while wanting to express themselves authentically.