Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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 magic, power, reflection, and women

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own, 1929

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on genius, thought, and words

The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Common Reader, 1925, An Elizabethan Play

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature and reason

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on love and sleep

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One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on control, freedom, order, and water

To enjoy freedom . . . we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: The Second Common Reader

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on books

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Moreover, a book is not made of sentences laid end to end, but of sentences built, if an image helps, into arcades or domes.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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