Virginia Woolf Quotes


103 Virginia Woolf quotes:



"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."
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"You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort."
"Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe."
"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame."
"The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity."
"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves."
"The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind."
"Arrange whatever pieces come your way."
"That great Cathedral space which was childhood."
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats - and one always secretes too much jelly."
"The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own."
"You send a boy to school in order to make friends of the right sort."
"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."
"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."
"It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed any longer."
"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order."
"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in."
"I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose."
"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?"



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