Virginia Woolf Quotes


103 Virginia Woolf quotes:



"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."
"Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life."
"It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."
"They can because they think they can."
"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."
"One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them."
"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
"Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue."
"Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do."
"These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism."
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
"Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth."
"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others."
"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."
"A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back."
"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."
"Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded."



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