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Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a
by Virginia Woolf

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

I have lost friends, some by death ...
others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

 

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

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

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

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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

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
- Virginia Woolf

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

When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning,
it satisfies the senses amazingly.
- Virginia Woolf

Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in
what ever is written down,
is the form of a human being.
If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
- Virginia Woolf

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

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
- Virginia Woolf

I want the concentration and the romance,
and the worlds all glued together, fused,
glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- Virginia Woolf

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,
if one has not dined well.
- Virginia Woolf

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams,
that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

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

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
- Virginia Woolf

Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon,
who wrote so many poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour;
riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
- Virginia Woolf

The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations
and cuts short the most weighty observations,
has a romance of its own.
- Virginia Woolf

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
- Virginia Woolf

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
- Virginia Woolf

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

It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- Virginia Woolf

We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities
decomposing in the eternity of print.
- Virginia Woolf

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

It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths,
diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh,
and run up the steps of omnibuses.
- Virginia Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have
minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

Some people go to priests; others to poetry;
I to my friends.
- Virginia Woolf

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
- Virginia Woolf

It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple:
one must be a woman manly,
or a man womanly.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have
to make money by writing about it.
I detest them.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- Virginia Woolf

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
- Virginia Woolf

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious;
the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats -
and one always secretes too much jelly.
- Virginia Woolf

Language is wine upon the lips.
- Virginia Woolf

The truth is, I often like women.
I like their unconventionality.
I like their completeness.
I like their anonymity.
- Virginia Woolf

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

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
- Virginia Woolf

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
- Virginia Woolf

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

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart,
the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance,
Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
- Virginia Woolf

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?
- Virginia Woolf

One likes people much better when they're battered
down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
- Virginia Woolf

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

As a woman I have no country.
As a woman my country is the whole world.
- Virginia Woolf

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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.
- Virginia Woolf


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