Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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 darkness, good, time, and water

The large shiny black forehead of the first whale was no more than two yards from us when it sank beneath the surface of the water, then we saw the huge blue-black bulk glide quietly under the raft right beneath our feet. It lay there for some time, dark and motionless, and we held our breath as we looked down on the gigantic curved back of a mammal a good deal longer than the raft.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: To the Lighthouse

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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 on water

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A tearing wind last night. A flurry of red clouds, hard, a water colour mass of purple and black, soft as a water ice, then hard slices of intense green stone, blue stone and a ripple of crimson light.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: her diary, August 17 1938

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on certainty, suicide, time, and words

Last Words in a Suicide note: I feel certain that I'm going mad again. I feel we can't go thru another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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