Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century, and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life and took her own life by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

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It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous or too unlike the original to be believed any longer.

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged, life is a luminous halo a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.

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