From Orlando

Nothing Left To Say – ink on paper; Gavin Jones

Quote from ‘Orlando’ by Virginia Woolf

“For she had a great variety of selves to call upon, far more than we have been able to find room for, since a biography is considered complete if it merely accounts for six or seven selves, whereas a person may have many thousand…and these selves of which we are built up, one on top of the other, as plates are piled on a waiter’s hand, have attachments elsewhere, sympathies, little constitutions and rights of their own… so that one will only come if it is raining, another in a room with green curtains, another when Mrs. Jones is not there… and some are too wildly ridiculous to be mentioned in print at all.”

Of all the quotes in the series ‘Quotes Towards a Non-Self Character Novel’, this passage could most be described as formative for the book ‘Unfinished Paintings’.

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