Virginia Woolf Quotes (196 quotes)
On Not Knowing Greek - The Common Reader (1925)
Mrs Dalloway (1925)
Part II, Chapter 3 - To the Lighthouse (1927)
“She alone spoke the truth; to her alone could he speak it. That was the source of her everlasting attraction for him, perhaps; she was a person to whom one could say what came into one's head.”
Part III, Chapter 9 - To the Lighthouse (1927)
“The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”
Ch. 1 (p. 17) - A Room of One's Own (1929)
“Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year? Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?”
Ch. 2 (p. 26) - A Room of One's Own (1929)
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Born: January 25, 1882
Died: March 28, 1941 (aged 59)
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist, publisher, critic
Bio: Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.