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The library is the temple of learning and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. - Carl T. Rowan

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”~ Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was prescribed Mitchell’s rest cure. Similar to Gilman and other women writers, Woolf criticized his treatment methods, also suggesting that her depression had worsened. Woolf deliberately mentions the rest cure in her novel Mrs. Dalloway through both autobiographical and fictional recounts. Mrs. Dalloway serves as a warning of the fatalities of utilizing medicalization for repressing grief.

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. Virginia Woolf

I remember this being true!

Virginia Woolf The British novelist who wrote To the Lighthouse and Orlando experienced the mood swings of bipolar disorder characterized by feverish periods of writing and weeks immersed in gloom. Her story is discussed in The Dynamics of Creation by Anthony Storr.

Secondhand Books quote by Virginia Woolf// This reminds me of a premise of a book, or was it a movie? or maybe a movie based on a book...