Quotation by Virginia Woolf

What I like, or one of the things I like, about motoring is the sense it gives one of lighting accidentally, like a voyager who touches another planet with the tip of his toe, upon scenes which would have gone on, have always gone on, will go on, unrecorded, save for this chance glimpse. Then it seems to me I am allowed to see the heart of the world uncovered for a moment.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, entry for Aug. 21, 1927, ed. Anne O. Bell (1980).
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