Virginia Woolf: They Have Loved Reading

I have sometimes dreamt that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards — their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble — the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”

Today we celebrate Virginia Woolf who was born on this day in 1882.

6 thoughts on “Virginia Woolf: They Have Loved Reading

  1. Les in OR

    Wonderful! I bought The Measure of Life: Virginia Woolf’s Last Years by Herbert Marder in December of 2007. It’s been on my shelf, unread, for a decade! Once I finish with my read-a-long book (The Portrait of A Lady), I shall start in on this one. It’s time!

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