Virginia Woolf Quotes & Sayings

86 most famous Virginia Woolf quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was a British author who passed away on 28 March, 1941.

Virginia Woolf Quotes
“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.”
Virginia Woolf Quotes
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
Virginia Woolf Quotes
“Language is wine upon the lips.”
Virginia Woolf Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.”
Virginia Woolf Quotes
“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.”
Virginia Woolf Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.”

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