Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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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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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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on eternity

Trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, The Modern Essay

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on fiction, life, and attachment

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room Of One's Own, ch. 3 (1929).

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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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