94 quotes found by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
women  # 116
Virginia Woolf
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
life  peace  # 366
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.
writing  women  freedom  # 371
Virginia Woolf
Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
women  men  rescuing  # 1249
Virginia Woolf
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
love  food  # 1300
Virginia Woolf
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
truth  honesty  lies  stories  # 1616
Virginia Woolf
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.
writing  # 2255
Virginia Woolf
As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.
women  # 2458
Virginia Woolf
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
death  life  die  # 427123
Virginia Woolf
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
peace  life  Avoiding  # 427124
Virginia Woolf
Language is wine upon the lips.
language  Wine  Lips  # 427125
Virginia Woolf
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.
Once  soul  Becomes  # 427126
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.
time  beautiful  past  # 427127
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.
life  experience  mind  # 427128
Virginia Woolf
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
Others  eyes  thoughts  # 427129
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.
women  power  Looking  # 427130