Virginia Woolf Quotes.
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
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.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
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.
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.
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.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.
It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
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.
It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.