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Virginia Woolf Quotes and Quotations


The great cathedral space which was childhood.
Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
- Virginia Woolf | Humour and Humorists Quotes
Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.
- Virginia Woolf | Life Quotes
A biography is considered complete if it merely accounts for six or seven selves, whereas a person may well have as many as a thousand.
- Virginia Woolf | Literature Quotes
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowhip with other human beings as we take our place among them.
- Virginia Woolf | Maturity Quotes
Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for.
- Virginia Woolf | Money Quotes
The first duty of a lecturer- to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece for ever.
- Virginia Woolf | Teachers and Teaching Quotes
The mind of man works with strangeness upon the body of time. An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length; on the other hand, an hour may be accurately represented by the timepiece of the mind by one second.
- Virginia Woolf | Time Quotes
Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year? Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?
- Virginia Woolf | Women Quotes
If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some think even better.
- Virginia Woolf | Women Quotes
He is limp and damp and milder than the breath of a cow.
- Virginia Woolf | Writers and Writing Quotes
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
- Virginia Woolf | Writers and Writing Quotes
As for my next book, I am going to hold myself from writing it till I have it impending in me: grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear, pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall.
- Virginia Woolf | Writers and Writing Quotes
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
- Virginia Woolf | Acceptance Quotes
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
- Virginia Woolf | Friendship Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friendship Quotes
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
- Virginia Woolf | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book shown to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title.
- Virginia Woolf | The Past Quotes
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
- Virginia Woolf | Visualization Quotes
When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
- Virginia Woolf | Goals Quotes
Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.
- Virginia Woolf | Home Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes
I have lost friends, some by death ... others by sheer inability to cross the street.
- Virginia Woolf | Friend Quotes
The great cathedral space which was childhood.
- Virginia Woolf | Great Quotes


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