A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.


Virginia Woolf

896

Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?


Virginia Woolf

896

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.


Virginia Woolf

896

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.


Virginia Woolf

896

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.


Virginia Woolf

896

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.


Virginia Woolf

896

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.


Virginia Woolf

896

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.


Virginia Woolf

896

I read the book of Job last night, I don’t think God comes out well in it.


Virginia Woolf

896

Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.


Virginia Woolf

896

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.


Virginia Woolf

896

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.


Virginia Woolf

896

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.


Virginia Woolf

896

If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? - not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?


Virginia Woolf

896

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.


Virginia Woolf

896

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.


Virginia Woolf

896

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