Quotes of Virginia Woolf

“ For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ You cannot find peace avoiding life. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ”

- Virginia Woolfe

“ You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ 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

“ One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ So afraid one is of loneliness; of seeing to the bottom of the vessel. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Orlando naturally loved solitary places, vast views, and to feel himself for ever and ever and ever alone. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ You can’t think how I depend on you, and when you’re not there the colour goes out of my life. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. ”

- 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

“ Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. ”

- 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

“ Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night. ”

- 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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