170 Total Quotes

Virginia Woolf Quotes

Virginia Woolf
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
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#British Author #Clothes

Virginia Woolf
As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world.
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#British Author #Country

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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.
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#British Author #Emotions

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One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph
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#Misfortune

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The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.
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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?
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#Brain

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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.
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#British Author #Clothes

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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.
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Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
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Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
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#Life #British Author #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day

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Now, aged 50, I'm just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are.
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#Age And Aging

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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.
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#British Author #Age And Aging

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The current flows fast and furious. It issues in a spate of words from the loudspeakers and the politicians. Every day they tell us that we are a free people fighting to defend freedom. That is the current that has whirled the young airman up into the sky and keeps him circulating there among the clouds. Down here, with a roof to cover us and a gas mask handy, it is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
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#Propaganda #Politicians

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What is meant by ''reality''? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying
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#Reality

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Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
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#Fiction

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For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
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#British Author #History

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

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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
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#British Author #Agony

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The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.
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#Life