55 Inspiring Quotes by English Writer Virginia Woolf

Collection of famous quotes by Virginia Woolf.

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

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Best Quotes by 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

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

Rigid the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.

— Virginia Woolf

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

— Virginia Woolf

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.

— Virginia Woolf

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.

— Virginia Woolf

Yet it is true poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.

— 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

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

This soul or life within us by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

— Virginia Woolf

It is in our idleness in our dreams that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

— Virginia Woolf

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

— Virginia Woolf

If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?

— 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

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

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

— Virginia Woolf

Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.

— Virginia Woolf

I read the book of Job last night I don’t think God comes out well in it.

— 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

For most of history Anonymous was a woman.

— 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

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

— 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

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

— Virginia Woolf

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

— Virginia Woolf

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

— 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

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.

— 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

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

— Virginia Woolf

Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.

— Virginia Woolf

Yet it is true poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.

— 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

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

— 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

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

— Virginia Woolf

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

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

— Virginia Woolf

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

It is in our idleness in our dreams that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

— Virginia Woolf

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

— Virginia Woolf

The truth is I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

— Virginia Woolf

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

— 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

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

If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? – not how she can learn but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?

— Virginia Woolf

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

— 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

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

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.

— Virginia Woolf

The truth is I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

— 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

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

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