Quotation by Virginia Woolf

Indeed, I thought, slipping the silver into my purse ... what a change of temper a fixed income will bring about. No force in the world can take from me my five hundred pounds. Food, house and clothing are mine for ever. Therefore not merely do effort and labour cease, but also hatred and bitterness. I need not hate any man; he cannot hurt me. I need not flatter any man; he has nothing to give me.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British author. A Room of One's Own, ch. 2 (1929).

On inheriting 500 pounds per year from her aunt, Mary Beton.
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