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Quote: Nothing, however, can be more arrogant, though nothing is commoner than to assume that of Gods there is only one, and of religions none but the speaker's. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Nothing, however, can be more arrogant, though nothing is commoner than to assume that of Gods there is only one, and of religions none but the speaker's.


Quote: For pleasure has no relish unless we share it. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.


Quote: And then he could not see her come into a room without a sense of the flowing of robes, of the flowering of blossoms, of the purple waves of the sea, of all things that are lovely and mutable on the surface but still and passionate in their heart. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

And then he could not see her come into a room without a sense of the flowing of robes, of the flowering of blossoms, of the purple waves of the sea, of all things that are lovely and mutable on the surface but still and passionate in their heart.


Quote: My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.


Quote: I should never be able to fulfill what is,I understand, the first duty of a lecturer-to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I should never be able to fulfill what is,I understand, the first duty of a lecturer-to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.


Quote: I spent an hour looking at pots and carpets in the museums the other day, until the desire to describe them became like the desire for the lusts of the flesh. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I spent an hour looking at pots and carpets in the museums the other day, until the desire to describe them became like the desire for the lusts of the flesh.




Quote: By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.


Quote: So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.


Quote: Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.


Quote: There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, 'Consume me'. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, 'Consume me'.


Quote: I am growing up. I am losing some illusions, perhaps to acquire others. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I am growing up. I am losing some illusions, perhaps to acquire others.


Quote: Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another.


Quote: I attain a different kind of beauty, achieve a symmetry by means of infinite discords, showing all the traces of the mind's passage through the world, achieve in the end some kind of whole made of shivering fragments. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I attain a different kind of beauty, achieve a symmetry by means of infinite discords, showing all the traces of the mind's passage through the world, achieve in the end some kind of whole made of shivering fragments.


Quote: I got out this diary, and read as one always does read one's own writing, with a kind of guilty intensity. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I got out this diary, and read as one always does read one's own writing, with a kind of guilty intensity.


Quote: More and more I come to loathe any dominion of one over another; any leadership, any imposition of the will. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

More and more I come to loathe any dominion of one over another; any leadership, any imposition of the will.


Quote: I have lost friends, some by death...others by sheer inability to cross the street. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you're everything that exists; the reality of everything. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you're everything that exists; the reality of everything.


Quote: To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody--here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody--here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone.


Quote: When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred.


Quote: I always had the deepest affection for people who carried sublime tears in their silences. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I always had the deepest affection for people who carried sublime tears in their silences.




Quote: What she loved: life, London, this moment of june. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

What she loved: life, London, this moment of june.


Quote: So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.


Quote: Chastity ... has, even now, a religious importance in a woman's life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Chastity ... has, even now, a religious importance in a woman's life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest.


Quote: How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn't pull the trigger? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn't pull the trigger?


Quote: Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned -- in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned -- in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages?


Quote: Books are the mirrors of the soul. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Books are the mirrors of the soul.


Quote: The most important thing is not to think very much about oneself. To investigate candidly the charge; but not fussily, not very anxiously. On no account to retaliate by going to the other extreme -- thinking too much. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The most important thing is not to think very much about oneself. To investigate candidly the charge; but not fussily, not very anxiously. On no account to retaliate by going to the other extreme -- thinking too much.


Quote: Oh, to awake from dreaming! by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Oh, to awake from dreaming!


Quote: I am rooted, but I flow. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I am rooted, but I flow.


Quote: Well, we must wait for the future to show. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Well, we must wait for the future to show.


Quote: Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of Virginia Woolf quote; white text on black background

Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.


Quote: I will not be famous, great. I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I will not be famous, great. I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.


Quote: I was thinking today of my greatest happiness, a walk along a cliff by the sea, and you at the end of it. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I was thinking today of my greatest happiness, a walk along a cliff by the sea, and you at the end of it.


Quote: Clumsiness is often mated with a love of solitude. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Clumsiness is often mated with a love of solitude.


Quote: All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.




Quote: Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action.


Quote: Yes, I deserve a spring -- I owe nobody nothing. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Yes, I deserve a spring -- I owe nobody nothing.


Quote: Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.


Quote: I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.


Quote: I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.


Quote: And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.


Quote: An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length.


Quote: One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.


Quote: You send a boy to school in order to make friends -- the right sort. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

You send a boy to school in order to make friends -- the right sort.


Quote: To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.


Quote: The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.


Quote: I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.


Quote: If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure -- the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure -- the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?


Quote: This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.


Quote: This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?


Quote: My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery -- always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery -- always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?


Quote: When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.


Quote: If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.


Quote: One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats -- and one always secretes too much jelly. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats -- and one always secretes too much jelly.


Quote: Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.


Quote: The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.


Quote: Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.


Quote: Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?


Quote: Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.


Quote: Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.


Quote: Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.


Quote: If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? -- not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

If we help an educated man's daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? -- not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.


Quote: Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.


Quote: The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.


Quote: Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.


Quote: Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.


Quote: The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.


Quote: Language is wine upon the lips. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Language is wine upon the lips.


Quote: Arrange whatever pieces come your way. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.


Quote: Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.


Quote: For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.


Quote: Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.


Quote: On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.


Quote: The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.


Quote: The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied? by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?


Quote: The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.


Quote: Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


Quote: There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.


Quote: 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. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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.


Quote: We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.


Quote: Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. by author Virginia Woolf overlaid on photo of photo of author Virginia Woolf with quote

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


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