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VIRGINIA WOOLF (NEE STEPHEN) (ADELINE VIRGINIA WOOLF)
English author and critic
(1882 - 1941)
  CHECK READING LIST (5)  

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
      - [Organization]

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
      - [Past]

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

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
      - [Authors : Women]

Language is wine upon the lips.
      - [Language]

Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.
      - [Life]

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
      - [Literature]

Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for.
      - [Money]

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
      - [Dining]

One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
      - [Liking]

What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.
      - [Humor]

Women have burnt like beacons in all the works of all the poets from the beginning of time.
      - [Poetry]

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.
      - [Women]

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
      - Hours in a Library,
        found in the "Times Literary Suppliement" (London, Nov. 30, 1916)
        [Medicine]

Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.
      - Mrs. Dalloway [Books (First Lines)]

He--for there could be no doubt of his sex, though the fashion of the time did something to disguise it--was in the act of slicing at the head of a Moor which swung from the rafters.
      - Orlando [Books (First Lines)]

It was an uncertain spring. The weather, perpetually changing, sent clouds of blue and purple flying over the land.
      - The Years [Books (First Lines)]

"Yes, of course," if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.
      - To the Lighthouse [Books (First Lines)]


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