Best of Virginia Woolf’s quotes


“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.”

“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.”

“It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes makes its way to the surface.”

“Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.”

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

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

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

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

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

“Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.”


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