5 beautiful Virginia Woolf quotations
25 January 1882 was the day on which Virginia Woolf was born. To celebrate the birthday of the renowned novelist, essayist, and feminist icon, we’ve taken a look in Oxford Essential Quotations to pick out some of her most memorable moments.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (A Room of One’s Own)
“Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.” (Modern Fiction)
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” (A Room of One’s Own)
“I have lost friends, some by death…others by sheer inability to cross the street.” (The Waves)
“Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day.” (The Common Reader)