Quote by Virginia Woolf
To sit and contemplate - to remember the faces of women without desire, to be pleased by the great deeds of men without envy, to be everything and everywhere in sympathy and yet content to remain where and what you are.
This quote speaks to the peaceful state of introspection and contentment. It suggests finding satisfaction in observing and appreciating others without harboring envy or desire. It emphasizes the ability to connect with others on a profound level, empathizing with their experiences, while simultaneously being content with oneself and one's surroundings. It encourages the practice of finding solace and fulfillment in the present moment, fostering a mindset of tranquility and acceptance.
It was not the passion that was new to her, it was the yearning adoration. She knew she had always feared it, for it left her helpless; she feared it still, lest if se adored him too much, then she would lose herself, become effaced, and she did not want to be effaced, a slave, like a savage woman. She must not become a slave. She feared her adoration, yet she would not at once fight against it.
To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous.