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Virginia Woolf

“In any case it is a mistake to stand outside examining ‘methods.’ Any method is right, every method is right, that expresses what we wish to express, if we are writers; that brings us closer to the novelist’s intention if we are readers. . . there is no limit to the horizon . . . nothing—no ‘method,’ no experiment, even of the wildest—is forbidden, but only falsity and pretense. ‘The proper stuff of fiction’ does not exist; everything is the proper stuff of fiction, every feeling, every thought; every quality of brain and spirit is drawn upon, no perception comes amiss. “

—from her essay “Modern Fiction

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