Best Virginia Woolf Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Virginia Woolf Quotes

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.

 

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. 

 

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

 

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

 

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

 

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.

 

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.

 

Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.

 

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

 

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

 

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

 

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

 

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.

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