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Virginia Woolf

Dátum narodenia: 25. január 1882
Dátum úmrtia: 28. marec 1941
Ďalšie mená:Adeline Virginia Woolf


Virginia Woolfová bola anglická spisovateľka, kritička, esejistka a feministka. Zároveň bola v medzivojnových rokoch členkou Bloomsbury Group.

Citáty Virginia Woolf

„Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.“

— Virginia Woolf
The [ Quote Investigator] traces the origin of such statements to The Intimate Notebooks of George Jean Nathan (1932), where the diarist states:


„As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.“

— Virginia Woolf
Context: The outsider will say, "in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world." And if, when reason has said its say, still some obstinate emotion remains, some love of England dropped into a child's ears by the cawing of rooks in an elm tree, by the splash of waves on a beach, or by English voices murmuring nursery rhymes, this drop of pure, if irrational, emotion she will make serve her to give to England first what she desires of peace and freedom for the whole world. Ch. 3, p. 109

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

— Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Context: The human frame being what it is, heart, body and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Ch. 1, p. 18


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

— Virginia Woolf
"The Leaning Tower", lecture delivered to the Workers' Educational Association, Brighton (May 1940)

„I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.“

— Virginia Woolf
Ch. 3, p. 51 Very often misquoted as "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

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