Virginia Woolf Quotes

103 Virginia Woolf quotes:

"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly."
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"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art."
"The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind."
"A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out."
"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in."
"For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?"
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."
"This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say."
"The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."
"Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."
"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world."
"Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."
"Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic."
"This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant."
"Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?"
"If we didn't live adventurously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged."
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"A woman must have money and room of her own if she is to write fiction"
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"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."
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"The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping."
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"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

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