Cool & Famous Quotes - Popular Quotes by Virginia Woolf

Cool & famous Quotes by : Virginia Woolf

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To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is...at last, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away...

Virginia Woolf

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

Virginia Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

Virginia Woolf

She felt... how life, from being made up of little separate incidents which one lived one by one, became curled and whole like a wave which bore one up with it and threw one down with it, there, with a dash on the beach.

Virginia Woolf

For it would seem - her case proved it - that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver.

Virginia Woolf

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

Virginia Woolf

By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream

Virginia Woolf

Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.

Virginia Woolf

It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.

Virginia Woolf

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.

Virginia Woolf

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

Virginia Woolf

Often on a wet day I begin counting up; what I've read and what I haven't read.

Virginia Woolf

By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. 'Tis the waking that kills us. He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.

Virginia Woolf

For books continue each other, in spite of our habit of judging them separately.

Virginia Woolf

Was not writing poetry a secret transaction, a voice answering a voice?

Virginia Woolf

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?

Virginia Woolf

Never let anybody guess that you have a mind of your own. Above all be pure

Virginia Woolf

What does the brain matter compared with the heart?

Virginia Woolf

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

Virginia Woolf

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of treesand changing leaves.

Virginia Woolf

He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.

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

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.

Virginia Woolf

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

Virginia Woolf

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

Virginia Woolf

Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in it's place?

Virginia Woolf

I begin to long for some little language such as lovers use, broken words, inarticulate words, like the shuffling of feet on pavement.

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

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