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Motivational Adeline Virginia Woolf Quotes and Sayings


Adeline Virginia Woolf Quotes:- Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf was born into an affluent household in South Kensington, London, the seventh child in a blended family of eight.

Her mother, Julia Prinsep Jackson, celebrated as a Pre-Raphaelite artist’s model, had three children from her first marriage, while Woolf’s father, Leslie Stephen, a notable man of letters, had one precious daughter. The Stephens produced another four children, including the modernist painter Vanessa Bell.


Inspirational Adeline Virginia Woolf Quotes


“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”-Adeline Virginia 


“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf

Motivational Quotes on Adeline Virginia Woolf

“Boredom is the legitimate king of the philanthropic.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written largely in his works.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“I read the book of Job last night, I don’t think God comes out well in it.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


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


50 Memorable Virginia Woolf Quotes 


“I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavor; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“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.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Language is wine upon the lips.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


40 Inspiring Virginia Woolf Quotes


“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.


“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats – and one always secretes too much jelly.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


40 Humorous Virginia Woolf Quotes


“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.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in whatever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“That great Cathedral space which was childhood.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


Virginia Woolf Quotes About Soldiers


“The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“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.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


Top Virginia Woolf Quotes About Feelings


“These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect of the sun. Hence my optimism.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether if I knew what I meant.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Thought and theory must precede all salutary action, yet the action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“To enjoy the freedom we have to control ourselves.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“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.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


Virginia Woolf Quotes About Violence


“Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet’s heart when caught and tangled in a woman’s body?”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”-Adeline 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.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf


“You send a boy to school in order to make friends – the right sort.”-Adeline Virginia Woolf