Virginia Woolf Quotes – Writer of A Room of One’s Own

We have curated a list of the best Virginia Woolf Quotes. Let’s get a look at the list of quotes.

Virginia Woolf Quotes - Writer of A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist. She is regarded as one of the most significant modernist novelists of the twentieth century. Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando are among Virginia Woolf’s best-known works (1928). Woolf is also well-known for her essays, such as A Room of One’s Own (1929).

In this article, we have added some of the best quotes written by Virginia Woolf so without wasting any more let’s get into the list. 

List of Best Quotes by Virginia Woolf:

1. “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

― Virginia Woolf

2. “Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”

― Virginia Woolf

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.”

― Virginia Woolf

4. “Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

― Virginia Woolf

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

― Virginia Woolf

6. “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”

― Virginia Woolf

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

― Virginia Woolf

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.”

― Virginia Woolf

9. “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”

― Virginia Woolf

10. “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.”

― Virginia Woolf

11. “As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

― Virginia Woolf

12. “When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?”

― Virginia Woolf

13. “There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.”

― Virginia Woolf

14. “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

― Virginia Woolf

15. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”

― Virginia Woolf

16. “I am rooted, but I flow.”

― Virginia Woolf

17. “Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.”

― Virginia Woolf

18. “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”

― Virginia Woolf

19. “How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”

― Virginia Woolf

20. “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”

― Virginia Woolf

21. “Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

― Virginia Woolf

22. “What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

― Virginia Woolf

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

― Virginia Woolf

24. “Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.”

― Virginia Woolf

25. “Orlando naturally loved solitary places, vast views, and to feel himself for ever and ever and ever alone.”

― Virginia Woolf

26. “A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.”

― Virginia Woolf

27. “A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.”

― Virginia Woolf

28. “I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”

― Virginia Woolf

29. “All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.”

― Virginia Woolf

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Wrapping up 

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