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Fiction is like a spiders web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often
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"Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible"

- Virginia Woolf

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This quote by Virginia Woolf speaks to the power of fiction and its ability to record the essence of life. Fiction is like a spider's web, delicately connected to life at all 4 corners. The connection might be subtle, however it is still there. Woolf is suggesting that fiction is a reflection of life, which it can be utilized to explore the complexities of the human experience. Fiction can be used to check out the depths of emotion, the nuances of relationships, and the beauty of the world around us. It can be utilized to check out the depths of our own minds and the depths of our own souls. Fiction can be utilized to explore the depths of our own mankind and the depths of our own understanding. Woolf is suggesting that fiction is a powerful tool for understanding the world around us and for understanding ourselves.

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Virginia Woolf This quote is written / told by Virginia Woolf between January 25, 1882 and March 28, 1941. She was a famous Author from United Kingdom. The author also have 73 other quotes.

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