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Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf

One of the most respected literary figures of the earth 20th century, Virginia Woolf wrote several classic novels, including "Mrs. Dolloway", "To the Lighthouse", "The Waves" and "Jacob's Room". Throughout much her life, Woolf was victimized by drastic mood swings and occasionally mental breakdowns, and these health issues eventually led to her suicide. They greatly influenced her work as …

Date of Birth: January 25, 1882
Date of Death: March 28, 1941


Found 153 quotes by Virginia Woolf .
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"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more." Virginia Woolf
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"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
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"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
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"There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking." Virginia Woolf
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"As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world." Virginia Woolf
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"One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph" Virginia Woolf
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"The older one grows, the more one likes indecency." Virginia Woolf
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"Arrange whatever pieces come your way" Virginia Woolf
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"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past." Virginia Woolf
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"These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism." Virginia Woolf
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"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?" Virginia Woolf
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"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly." Virginia Woolf
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"Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others" Virginia Woolf
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"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends." Virginia Woolf
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"What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once" Virginia Woolf
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"The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers." Virginia Woolf
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"Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art." Virginia Woolf
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"Henry James seems most entirely in his element, doing that is to say what everything favors his doing, when it is a question of recollection. The mellow light which swims over the past, the beauty which suffuses even the commonest little figures of that" Virginia Woolf
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"Now, aged 50, I'm just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are." Virginia Woolf
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"Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself." Virginia Woolf
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"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." Virginia Woolf
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