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Quotes by Virginia Woolf :

A good essay
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.
Virginia Woolf | writing

A masterpiece
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.
Virginia Woolf | writing

A writer and his work
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Virginia Woolf | writing

Anon
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

As a woman
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

Books
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
Virginia Woolf | war and peace

Depend upon a profession
To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Virginia Woolf | work

Dress and war
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Virginia Woolf | war and peace

Fiction
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.
Virginia Woolf | writing

Finding peace
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf | life

For most of history
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

Friendliness with women
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
Virginia Woolf | men and women

God
I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it.
Virginia Woolf | religion

Human nature
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Virginia Woolf | art

I like women
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

If one has not dined well
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf | food

In a queer mood
I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again - as I always am when I write.
Virginia Woolf | writing

In idleness, in dreams
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Virginia Woolf | truth

Indecency
The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
Virginia Woolf | life

It is wine
Language is wine upon the lips.
Virginia Woolf | language

Mental fight
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf | truth

My friends
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
Virginia Woolf | friendship

Only the title
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf | friendship

Poetry and prose
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
Virginia Woolf | writing

Preventing war
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
Virginia Woolf | war and peace

Temperate happiness
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Virginia Woolf | happiness

The beautiful
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Virginia Woolf | weakness

The creative power
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
Virginia Woolf | creativity

The emancipation
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

The poet's heart
Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
Virginia Woolf | men and women

To be a man or a woman?
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

To enjoy freedom
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
Virginia Woolf | freedom

To value life more
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
Virginia Woolf | life

To write fiction
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

Twice its natural size
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf | men and women

Two edges
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Virginia Woolf | humor

What is life?
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf | life

Why?
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
Virginia Woolf | men and women

You cannot tell it!
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf | truth

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