Virginia Woolf Love Quotes and Sayings
2. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
3. Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.
4. To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is … at last, to love it for what it is, and then to put it away.
5. I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you’re everything that exists; the reality of everything.
6. What does the brain matter compared with the heart?
7. But nothing is so strange when one is in love (and what was this except being in love?) as the complete indifference of other people.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One’s Own (1929), with its famous dictum, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”
Sayings by Virginia Woolf
1. For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
2. You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
3. Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
4. Why are women … so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
5. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
6. As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.
7. When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?
8. 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.
9. No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
10. A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
11. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.
12. Never let anybody guess that you have a mind of your own. Above all be pure.
13. I need not hate any man; he cannot hurt me. I need not flatter any man; he has nothing to give me.
14. I remember one morning …
getting up at dawn …
there was such a sense of possibility!
You know? That feeling?
And … and I remember thinking to myself:
‘So this is the beginning of happiness …’
‘This is where it starts!’
‘And, of course, there’ll always be more.’
Never occurred to me
it wasn’t the beginning,
It was happiness.
It was the moment …
15. It is a thousand pities never to say what one feels.
16. Let us not take for granted that life exists more fully in what is commonly thought big than in what is commonly thought small.
17. Once she knows how to read there’s only one thing you can teach her to believe in and that is herself.