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#1. So, when there is a strife of tongues, at some meeting, the chairman, to obtain unity, suggests that every one shall speak in French. Perhaps it is bad French; French may not contain the words that express the speaker's thoughts; nevertheless speaking French imposes some order, some uniformity. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#2. Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. - Author: Aleatha Romig
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#3. 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. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#4. It's the writing, not the being read, that excites me. Joy is in the doing. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#5. Any time you burn a cross in Virginia, it's a crime? - Author: Anthony Kennedy
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#6. When two people have been married for years they seem to become unconscious of each other's bodily presence so that they move as if alone, speak aloud things which they do not expect to be answered, and in general seem to experience all the comfort of solitude without its loneliness. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#7. If it's ever fair to say that anything has "changed everything," it's fair to say so about the Internet. - Author: Virginia Heffernan
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#8. When we have been hurt, slighted, or wounded unfairly, we are not left alone to bear it. We can get on our knees and ask for the Lord's help to forgive. - Author: Virginia H. Pearce
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#9. Why creeds and prayers and mackintoshes? when, thought Clarissa, that's the miracle, that's the mystery; that old lady, she meant, whom she could see going from chest of drawers to dressing-table. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#10. It's quite clear that Virginia Wade is thriving on the pressure now that the pressure on her to do well is off . - Author: Harry Carpenter
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#11. And if literature is not the Bride and Bedfellow of Truth, what is she? 'Confound it all.' he cried, 'why say Bedfellow when one's already said Bride? Why not simply say what one means and save it? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#12. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. - Author: Virginia Madsen
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#13. 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is, to my mind, a work of perfect genius. - Author: Amity Gaige
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#14. Under the decent veil of print one can indulge one's egoism to the full. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#15. There never will be a book, because some one else has written it for him," said Mr. Pepper with considerable acidity. "That's what comes of putting things off, and collecting fossils, and sticking Norman arches on one's pigsties. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#16. How, then, did Virginia gentlemen persuade the voters to return the right kind of people to the House of Burgesses? How could patricians win in populist politics? The question can lead us again to the paradox which has underlain our story, the union of freedom and slavery in Virginia and America. - Author: Edmund S. Morgan
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#17. Virginia Woolf's writing is no more than glamorous knitting. I believe she must have a pattern somewhere. - Author: Edith Sitwell
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#18. To be engaged to marry some one with whom you are not in love is an inevitable step in a world where the existence of passion is only a traveler's story brought from the heart of deep forests and told so rarely that wise people doubt whether the story can be true. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#19. Frank Morley, who had worked in London at Faber and Faber, was the new head of Harcourt Brace, and he hired me to start in 1940. The early years at Harcourt were wonderful. Almost my first assignment was Virginia Woolf's novel 'Between the Acts.' - Author: Robert Giroux
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#20. Idly he toyed with the notion of ripping Leybrook's head off his shoulders. It would be a very pleasant, extremely satisfying project, but Virginia would probably not approve. - Author: Amanda Quick
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#21. And there he would lie all day long on the lawn brooding presumably over his poetry, till he reminded one of a cat watching birds, when he had found the word, and her husband said, "Poor old Augustus--he's a true poet," which was high praise from her husband. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#22. An otherwise happily married couple may turn a mixed doubles game into a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. - Author: Rod Laver
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#23. We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. - Author: Virginia Satir
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#24. Confidence is necessary to charisma. No one's going to like the kid quietly sitting in the corner, because there's no reason to. They haven't done anything memorable or exciting. People love a trendsetter or a rebel. These - Author: Virginia Patel
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#25. No one's fingerprints are exactly the same as anyone else's. - Author: Virginia Satir
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#26. When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference. - Author: Virginia Graham
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#27. This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#28. As for 'drawing you out,' please believe I don't do such things deliberately, with an object
It's only that I am, as a rule, far more interested in people than they are in me
But it makes me a nuisance, I know: only an innocent nuisance. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#29. The only cure for loneliness be givin'. When you be givin' you ain't got time to think 'bout what you don't got. But you got to give with your heart. You got to give from your heart. That's the only sure way to beat back that old demon o' loneliness. - Author: Virginia Gaffney
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#30. Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore rescinded the state's European Heritage Month proclamation for fear it would sound racist. It's too bad. Thus ends a month of celebrating the 400-year progression of our nation's British culture from wood to steel to graphite shafts. - Author: Argus Hamilton
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#31. No doubt we should be, on the whole, much worse off than we are without our astonishing gift for illusion. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#32. My father's people ... are from Fairfax in northern Virginia, just across the Mason-Dixon line. So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general. - Author: Robert Duvall
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#33. So this judge in Virginia rules that a lesbian wasn't fit to raise her own daughter because she might grow up to be a lesbian, and gives custody to the lesbian's mother. And I'm thinking, "She's already raised one lesbian." - Author: Chris Cannon
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#34. I'm fundamentally, I think, an outsider. I do my best work and feel most braced with my back to the wall. It's an odd feeling though, writing aginst the current: difficult entirely to disregard the current. Yet of course I shall. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#35. A West Virginia 10 is a California 4. Or at least that's what legend tells us: The Legend of Dr. Feelgood. Plastic surgery has a permanent home here, which is why Nancy Pelosi loves our Botoxed beaches. Beverly Hills looks like a moving Madame Tussauds. - Author: Ben Shapiro
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#36. They say that one must beat one's wings against the storm in the belief that beyond this welter the sun shines - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#37. I look upon Virginia as a rib taken from Britain's side ... While they both proceed as living under the marriage-compact, this Eve might thrive so long as her Adam flourishes. Whatever serpent shall tempt her to go astray etc [will only cause] her husband to rule more strictly over her. - Author: Alexander Spotswood
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#38. Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in it's place? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#39. It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#40. Love ought to stop on both sides, don't you think, simultaneously?' He spoke without any stress on the words, so as not to wake the sleepers. 'But it won't - that's the devil,' he added in the same undertone. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#41. O how blessed it would be never to marry, or grow old; but to spend one's life innocently and indifferently among the trees and rivers which alone can keep one cool and childlike in the midst of the troubles of the world! - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#42. The work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.
[on James Joyce's Ulysses] - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#43. Though designed as a mere convenience, clothing sizes establish an unintended norm, an ideal from which deviations seem like flaws. There's nothing like a trip to the dressing room to convince a woman - fat, thin, or in between - that she's a freak. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#44. Once she knows how to read there's only one thing you can teach her to believe in and that is herself. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#45. How curiously one is changed by the addition, even at a distance, of a friend.
How useful an office one's friends perform when they recall us. Yet how
painful to be recalled, to be mitigated, to have one's self adulterated, mixed up,
become part of another. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#46. Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#47. There's not a person in Virginia won't try to sell you a horse. It's in 'em. - Author: Isabel Scott Rorick
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#48. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Author: Edward Albee
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#49. Nothing, however, can be more arrogant, though nothing is commoner than to assume that of Gods there is only one, and of religions none but the speaker's. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#50. I think glamour has a genuine appeal, has a genuine value. I'm not against glamour. But there's a kind of wonder in the stuff that gets edited away in the cords of life. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#51. Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#52. Virginia Woolf had to ask herself How can one weigh and shape dialogue till each sentence tears the shingles in the bottom of the reader's soul? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#53. We agreed that people are now afraid of the English language. He [T.S. Eliot] said it came of being bookish, but not reading books enough. One should read all styles thoroughly. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#54. Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience's hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to sustain the fantasy. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#55. Give me liberty or give me death.
[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.] - Author: Patrick Henry
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#56. Life's what you see in people's eyes; life's what they learn, and, having learnt it, never, though they seek to hide it, cease to be aware of
what? That life's like that, it seems. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#57. Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to 'play out' his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual 'talks out' his difficulties. - Author: Virginia Axline
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#58. So the premise of 'The Submission' is that there's an anonymous competition to design a 9/11 memorial and it's won by an American Muslim, an architect born and raised in Virginia, and his name is Mohammad Khan. - Author: Amy Waldman
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#59. Meanwhile, let us abolish the ticking of time's clock with one blow. Come closer. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#60. It's not funny, Joan. My bras are all in the first row, color-coded alphabetically from left to right, and then a row of panties, all folded in little squares, and then slips. And socks along the back row. Everything's so neat it makes me want to throw up. - Author: Virginia Smith
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#61. There's a popular saying that the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. Desire and innovation will trump policy, the argument goes, as clever programmers circumvent controls. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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#62. We're so mixed up about religion in this culture. We say the Pledge of Allegiance, 'under God indivisible,' but there's no prayer in the schools. I would be so untethered without my personal faith. I wouldn't be able to go through a day - but that's my own experience. - Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
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#63. Sure! Why should any experts be the arbiters ... That's like telling someone they can't be a vegetarian. - Author: Virginia Johnson
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#64. Negotiating the adolescent stage is neither quick nor easy ... I have often said to parents, "If it isn't illegal, immoral, orfattening, give it your blessing." We do much better ... if we find and support all the places we can appropriately say yes, and say only the no's that really matter. - Author: Virginia Satir
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#65. Do you dance? Or are you strictly a prop-up-the-wall-with-a-beer kind of guy?"
"I dance. But I don't shag."
She laughed. "I think we've just established that you do".
"Not Austin Powers shagging. It's A Carolina thing. A dance. - Author: Virginia Kantra
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#66. In school, I was Martha in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' I loved that. - Author: Cara Delevingne
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#67. Doesn't one always think of the past, in a garden with men and women lying under the trees? Aren't they one's past, all that remains of it, those men and women, those ghosts lying under the trees, ... one's happiness, one's reality? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#68. Digital forms are best illuminated by cultural criticism, which uses the tools of art and literary theory to make sense of the Internet's glorious illusion: that the Internet is life. Because - Author: Virginia Heffernan
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#69. Neither of us knows what the public will think. There's no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at forty) to say something in my own voice; and that interests me so that I feel I can go ahead without praise. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#70. My earliest experience was reading Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' at 8, you know, with a bunch of kids on my steps - on the stoops - and knowing that I wanted to direct them saying the lines. I don't really know how to articulate that 'cause there wasn't someone to show me. - Author: Lee Daniels
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#71. I'm convinced people are wrong when they say it's work that wears one; it's responsibility. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#72. I grew up in a small town in West Virginia called Kenova. It's the city where the plane crashed from Marshall University. I watched the mountain burn, and my cousins were the volunteer firemen. I was 6 years old at the time. - Author: Brad D. Smith
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#73. To leave a place, you'd best leave everything behind; all your possessions, including memory. Traveling's not as easy as it's made out to be. - Author: Virginia Hamilton
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#74. O friendship, I too will press flowers between the pages of Shakespeare's sonnets! - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#75. It's books," sighed Helen, lifting an armful of sad volumes from the floor to the shelf. "Greek from morning to night. If ever Miss Rachel marries, Chailey, pray that she may marry a man who doesn't know his ABC. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#76. The fact about contemporaries is that they're doing the same thing on another railway line: one resents their distracting one, flashing past, the wrong way- something like that: from timidity, partly, one keeps one's eyes on one's own road. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#77. But then anyone who's worth anything reads just what he likes, as the mood takes him, and with extravagant enthusiasm. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#78. Shakespeare's state of mind - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#79. They are kind of queer about music and books and scenery. Mother says it's because their grandfather came from Virginia. She says Virginians set quite a store by such things. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#80. Any chance of an appointment? I know it's a bit unusual and nervy, but I have been given a death sentence and have to get my affairs in quick order. - Author: Virginia Aird
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#81. West Virginia is among the nation's leaders in military service, in killed in action, in medals for valor. - Author: Rick Bragg
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#82. I feel my brains, like a pear, to see if it's ripe; it will be exquisite by September. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#83. The strange thing on looking back was the purity, the integrity of her feeling for Sally. It was not like one's feeling for a man. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#84. Then there's Queen Victoria, like a large tea cosy, & Wellington, sleek as a mastiff with paw extended ... - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#85. Buy for me from the King's own kennels, the finest elk hounds of the Royal strain, male and female. Bring them back without delay. For," he murmured, scarcely above his breath as he turned to his books, "I have done with men. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#86. Although it is useful to specify the incongruities of the fox-hunting ban, the definitive word on the hunt is Oscar Wilde's: "the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable". PAGE NELSON Charlottesville, Virginia - Author: Anonymous
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#87. If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#88. England is the only civilised country in the world where it is etiquette to fall on the food like a wolf the moment it is served. Elsewhere it is comme il faut to wait until everybody has helped himself to everything and until everything on everybody's plate is stone cold. - Author: Virginia Graham
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#89. Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed. The time to act is now. Do not send me any more studies. Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses tinkering with real reform. - Author: Mark Warner
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#90. If life's journey was intended to be easy, we would have been given directions. However, since we have no road map, we must climb the highest mountain and forge the deepest streams with love in our souls, in the hope that our own journey will give us peace within... - Author: Virginia Alison
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#91. Thousand of Virginia's are losing their coverage, facing skyrocketing insurance premiums and losing their doctors under Obamacare. Employers across the Commonwealth say that the law is preventing or slowing down hiring and growth. - Author: Rob Wittman
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#92. In animation, there's silly things I get to do with my voice. I get to have a wider range, so my voice gets to dance more than it does on camera. - Author: Virginia Madsen
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#93. No decent man ought to read Shakespeare's sonnets because it was like listening at keyholes. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#94. The weight, the pace, the stride of a man's mind are too unlike her own for her to lift anything substantial from him successfully. The ape is too distant to be sedulous. Perhaps - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#95. We're all in the dark. We try to find out, but can you imagine anything more ludicrous than one person's opinion of another person? One goes along thinking one knows; but one really doesn't know - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#96. Men, we don't need you to be a knight in shining armor. We just need you to be a little bit brave, just a little bit. And some of them are, and that's what he does. - Author: Virginia Madsen
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#97. The belle is a product of the Deep South, which is a product of the nineteenth century and the Age of Romanticism. Virginia is a product of the eighteenth century. It's impossible to extract a belle from the Age of Reason. - Author: Florence King
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#98. Elephants are living treasures. Nature's gardeners. Nature's great teachers. Tragically some people don't give a damn. They prefer the dead treasure to the living one. The ivory. We must challenge this so-called 'trade' with all our might and shame on those who would condone it. - Author: Virginia McKenna
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#99. From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch. - Author: Virginia Foxx
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#100. When I was in college, I wanted to be editor of 'Reason' when I grew up. It was an impractical ambition, especially since the magazine was located in Santa Barbara, way off any journalist's normal career path. - Author: Virginia Postrel
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