Quotes to Live By: Virginia Woolf

January 25, 2018

Known as one of the greatest pioneers of modernist writing, Virginia Woolf expressed herself in ways that no others could. And today would have been her 136th birthday. Why not commemorate this classic author with some of her own words?

So, here is Virginia Woolf:

Giving everyone a reason to love food more:

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

Giving everyone life advice:

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

Reminding everyone that she is #feminist:

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

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

Being poetic:

I am rooted, but I flow.

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

On writing:

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Telling it how it is:

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

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.

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


If you have any other favorite quotes from Virginia Woolf, let me know in the comments below!

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