Quotes by Virginia Woolf

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.

Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

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

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.

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

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.