Perhaps the Greatest Pleasure


It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole; this wholeness means that it has lost its power to hurt me; it gives me, perhaps because by doing so I take away the pain, a great delight to put the severed parts together.

Brain Pickings shares with us some key moments in Virginia Woolf’s Moments of Being, a collection of autobiographical writings. She explores what has made her a writer, and her lovely life philosophy: all the world is art.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →