Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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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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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