Virginia Woolf | "She knew that something kept us from disintegrating. Woolf's art searched for whatever held us together. What she found was the self, the essential thing. Although the brain is just a loom of electric neurons, Woolf realized that the self makes us whole. The fragile source of our entity. The author of our consciousness."
Virginia Woolf (English, 1882-1941) at Monk’s House, Sussex, date unknown. Woolf was regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. In her works she experimented with stream-of-consciousness and the underlying psychological as well as emotional motives of characters.