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Virginia Woolf Quotes

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Life: 1882 - 1941

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Writer;

Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (January 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929) with its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

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Quotations

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

~ Virginia Woolf

When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument.

~ Virginia Woolf

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

~ Virginia Woolf

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

~ Virginia Woolf

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.

~ Virginia Woolf

What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.

~ Virginia Woolf

The profound difference that divides the human race is a question of bait - whether to fish with worms or not.

~ Virginia Woolf

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

~ Virginia Woolf

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

~ Virginia Woolf

There is, let us confess it (and illness is the great confessional), a childish outspokenness in illness; things are said, truths blurted out, which the cautious respectability of health conceals.

~ Virginia Woolf

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.

~ Virginia Woolf
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