Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) [Stephen] English fiction writer, critic

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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. - Virginia Woolf


The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. - Virginia Woolf


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


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


For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. - Virginia Woolf


Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. - Virginia Woolf


It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality. - Virginia Woolf


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


Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic. - Virginia Woolf


Language is wine upon the lips. - Virginia Woolf


It will be all over this day week, comfort, discomfort; and the zest and rush that no engagements, hours, habits give. Then we shall take them up again with more than the zest of traveling. - Virginia Woolf