Virginia Woolf Quotes


103 Virginia Woolf quotes:



"Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them."
"Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?"
"The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself."
"Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent."
"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world."
"Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title."
"One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph."
"We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print."
"Language is wine upon the lips."
"Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say."
"Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory."
"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?"
"Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman."
"There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea."
"A woman must have money and a room of her own."
"Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible."
"The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."
"Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders."
"Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic."
"Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue."



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