50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That'll Blow Your Mind

50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That’ll Blow Your Mind

Hey there! What’s up? I hope you are doing wonderful. So yeah, today I am gonna list down 50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That’ll Blow Your Mind. Read these motivational quotes to boost up your confidence level. Virginia Woolf is one of my favorite writers. She was a legendary woman. So, let’s start with the introduction first.


Virginia Woolf

Her full name is Adeline Virginia Woolf. She was born on 25 January 1882 in England. Woolf was born in a wealthy household. She was the seventh child in a blended family of eight which included the modernist painter Vanessa Bell. Virginia Woolf is a renowned English writer. She is also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Her mother was Julia Prinsep Jackson and her father Leslie Stephen.50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That'll Blow Your Mind

While the boys in the family received college educations, the girls were home-schooled in English classics and Victorian literature. Woolf’s childhood came to an abrupt end in 1895 with the death of her mother and her first mental breakdown, followed two years later by the death of her half-sister and a mother figure to her, Stella Duckworth.

In 1912, she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 the couple founded the Hogarth Press, which published much of her work. They rented a home in Sussex and moved there permanently in 1940. Throughout her life, Woolf was troubled by her mental illness. She was institutionalized several times and attempted suicide at least twice. Her illness may have been bipolar disorder, for which there was no effective intervention during her lifetime. In 1941, at age 59, Woolf died by drowning herself in the River Ouse at Lewes.


Without further ado! Let’s take a good look at these 50+ motivational quotes of Virginia Woolf. I hope you will enjoy it.

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

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.” – Virginia Woolf

“No sooner have you feasted on beauty with your eyes than your mind tells you that beauty is vain and beauty passes” – Virginia Woolf

“The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.” – Virginia Woolf

“If you are losing your leisure, look out! — It may be you are losing your soul.” – Virginia Woolf

“I like reading my own writing. It seems to fit me closer than it did before.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – 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

“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises 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

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf

“I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.” – Virginia Woolf

“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.” – Virginia Woolf

“Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.” – Virginia Woolf

“Never pretend that the things you haven’t got are not worth having.” – Virginia Woolf

“It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“Nothing has really happened until it has been described.”

Virginia Woolf

“Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.” – Virginia Woolf

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” – Virginia Woolf

“These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.” – Virginia Woolf

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?” – Virginia Woolf

“At one and the same time, therefore, society is everything and society is nothing. Society is the most powerful concoction in the world and society has no existence whatsoever.” – Virginia Woolf 

50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That'll Blow Your Mind

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

“I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.” – Virginia Woolf

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf

“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.” – Virginia Woolf

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf

“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.” – Virginia Woolf

“Language is wine upon the lips.” – Virginia Woolf

“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.” – Virginia Woolf

“We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.” – Virginia Woolf

“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

50+ Best Motivational Quotes of Virginia Woolf That'll Blow Your Mind

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” – Virginia Woolf

“Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.” – Virginia Woolf

“It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.” – Virginia Woolf

“We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.” – Virginia Woolf

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.” – Virginia Woolf

“Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.” – Virginia Woolf

“A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it’s there complete in the mind, if only at the back.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.” – Virginia Woolf

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

“I like people to be unhappy because I like them to have souls.” – Virginia Woolf

“The world is crammed with delightful things. I think young people make such a mistake about that — not letting themselves be happy. I sometimes think that happiness is the only thing that counts.” – Virginia Woolf

“The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” – Virginia Woolf

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf

“Language is wine upon the lips.” – Virginia Woolf

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