Virginia Woolf Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Virginia Woolf quotes, Virginia Woolf sayings, and Virginia Woolf proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Fatigue is the safest sleeping draught. Virginia Woolf
Speech is an old torn net, through which the fish escape as one casts it over them. Virginia Woolf
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf
It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work. Virginia Woolf
It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. Virginia Woolf
The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence. Virginia Woolf
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf
I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Virginia Woolf
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. Virginia Woolf
Up here my eyes are green leaves, unseeing. Virginia Woolf
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf
Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation. Virginia Woolf
Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy bring them together and they tear each other to pieces. Virginia Woolf
Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England. Virginia Woolf
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thud we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. Virginia Woolf
In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you. Virginia Woolf
I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Virginia Woolf
I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes 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
The journey is everything. Most necessary of all, but rarest good fortune, we should try to find some man of our own sort who will go with us and to whom we can say the first thing that comes into our heads. For pleasure has no relish unless we share it. Virginia Woolf
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. Virginia Woolf
The mind is the most capricious of insects—flitting, fluttering. Virginia Woolf
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. Virginia Woolf
There is a coherence in things, a stability; something... is immune from change and shines out... in the face of the flowing, the fleeting, the spectral, like a ruby. Virginia Woolf
Once she knows how to read there's only one thing you can teach her to believe in and that is herself. Virginia Woolf
As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking. Virginia Woolf
First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air. Virginia Woolf