Quotation by Virginia Woolf

That a famous library has been cursed by a woman is a matter of complete indifference to a famous library. Venerable and calm, with all its treasures safe locked within its breast, it sleeps complacently and will, so far as I am concerned, so sleep forever. Never will I wake these echoes, never will I ask for that hospitality again ...
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British author. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).

On being denied, on account of her sex, use of the library of a university she called "Oxbridge" Mi.e., either Oxford or Cambridge.
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