Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on love and sleep

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One cannot live well, love well or sleep well unless one has dined well.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room Of One's Own, (1929).

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on people and truth

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature

That complete statement which is literature.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, How It Strikes a Contemporary

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on life, love, men, and people

In people's eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high singing of some aeroplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment in June.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: Mrs. Dalloway, 1925

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on history, men, and women

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on books, friendship, heart, and past

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

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf

Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, Lady Dorothy Nevill

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on friendship, people, and poetry

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: Bernard, in The Waves (1931; repr. 1943, p. 189).

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on death and enemies

Death is the enemy. . . . Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Waves, 1931

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