Virginia Woolf

1882 - 1941

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 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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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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