Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on death

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Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: (Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex, England)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on gifts and humor

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature

There is no room for the impurities of literature in an essay.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, The Modern Essay

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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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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on anguish, beauty, heart, laughter, and world

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own, 1929

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on authors, inventions, and time

Surely it was time someone invented a new plot, or that the author came out from the bushes.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: Between the Acts, 1941

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on women, poetry, anonymous, and writing

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own (1929)

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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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