Virginia Woolf Quotes.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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.
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
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.
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.
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose.
It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
Until we can comprehend the beguiling beauty of a single flower, we are woefully unable to grasp the meaning and potential of life itself.
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
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.