Virginia Woolf Quotes

Virginia Woolf

English novelist (1882 - 1941)

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

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

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The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

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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.

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I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

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Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

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For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

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For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

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I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.

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

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

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I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.

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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.

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You can not gain peace by avoiding life.

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