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Virginia Woolf Quotes

103 Virginia Woolf quotes:

"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?"
"Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry."
"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more."
"As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world."
"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly."
Author: Woolf Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Meaning Quotes
"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art."
"You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort."
"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."
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own."
"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."
"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?"
"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."

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